~ Altima - created by Caveras after the original main text font used in Final Fantasy Tactics for the Sony PlayStation. ~
Altima is not the first recreation of the original PSone Final Fantasy Tactics font on the web, but certainly the most accurate and comprehensive you'll find. The font is based on the complete set of the game's international bitmap glyphs and thus also features the Japanese hiragana and katakana alphabets as well as countless additional stuff like a cyrillic base character set, special characters, zodiac signs, and whatnot.
The base font size and recommended setting for Altima is 16pt and multiples of that. Use metric kerning and no additional smoothing effects for the ultimate FFT experience.
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Final Fantasy Tactics on the PlayStation was developed by Square and published by Square & Sony in 1997.
It's been a while since I've been very active here FS. I had this very incomplete font sitting around in my library and I really adored the slick, yet modern feel of these characters.
These characters are relatively small, and I felt that I needed to truly push the boundaries with a limited set of blocks.
This font and tm Nibble started off as one. Both were different from what they have now become. The idea was to create a very heavy, minimal curves and angles to give a sense of the glyph.
It started with a plain N and a solid O. Making the E match either the N or the O resulted in deviation from the style just enough that it warranted a spin-off into a font of it's own.
Some letters—such as G and H—proved quite difficult to match in the style of either. A slight angle shift resulted in a glyph that did not go with other glyphs. I kept trying different possibilities...and at some point decided to save the discarded option into another fs, which now contains more than 200 characters.
The teardrop counter in tm Byte forced a complete redraw of all glyphs at about 2× the size.
I am already working on two additional fonts that came out of this exercise...and it might yield more.
American frontier and western inspired display type.
Still needs a little bit of tweaking here and there. Also for some reason leading is not what it supose to be, it runs short a bit. But this is far from problematic.
Something "fun". Inspired by the many journeys I've made and by train travels. And by my grandchildren's train toys. The angular design echoes small table tops we sometimes use to put the tracks on ...
UC is normal weight and is used in the sampler (font name). LC has some thicker lines for increased legibility although this font is only meant to illustrate concepts (travel, finding new ways, diversification etc) or for logos, shop signs, invitations and similar. Not simple enough for use in anything long or complex that has to be easily read.