Fonts for Textures

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Fonts for Textures

Post by Barbie » Fri Aug 27, 2021 11:38 am

I want to add some Text on Textures, but because the letters are small, it is hardly readable. What fonts are best for such in your experience? Until now I have used 'Verdana Bold'.
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Re: Fonts for Textures

Post by Feralidragon » Fri Aug 27, 2021 12:47 pm

I don't have any suggestions for specific fonts, but generally what I do when I want to get a good font for "something", I do a google search for "top free fonts X", where "X" is "video", "image", etc.

And thus far I always got really good fonts for my own stuff that way (not NW3, that's a bad example that precedes this way of looking up fonts, but for other things like video and images).

Searching for "game fonts" will yield very wild results, with very stylish fonts (maybe even fonts with "RGB" lol), so since you want something more "normal" and readable, I would personally go with trying to find good video fonts, since they tend to be optimized for videos of all qualities, meaning that they should be good enough to render on top of textures as well which also vary their quality depending on their resolution and distance from the player.

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Re: Fonts for Textures

Post by Dr.Flay » Sat Aug 28, 2021 2:18 am

I assume you are saying you want a recommendation on the smallest readable fonts.
Many of the old OSs default fonts may work, or monospace fonts like trusty old courier.
MS Shell Dlg 2 is very readable at small size