This is so cool.
- I have no idea what the four buttons at the top mean - The edit sidebar could be a little bigger. I'd even onsider making it horizontal? (Edit: just noticed it becomes horizontal when zooming in. Nice!) - Undo/Redo would be nice - Add a little message people can use to give credit to you
Really cool stuff... I'm already halfway through my very own font
Would be nice to be able to edit a glyph while comparing to the current version so you can tweak it without destroying it... and then ultimately click to replace the existing glyph with the new one
Highlighting the x-height and other helper lines on the editor would also help avoiding a ton of iterationReply
This is a very nice tool for experiments with con-scripts (like Tengwar or Zbalermorna).
That said, I'm not sure I understand how the grid editor works. Is there any way to edit the existing node, instead of adding more strokes?Reply
Doesn't seem to produce a valid font file for Windows, for what it's worth.Reply
It's cool how I can add non-ascii characters and they just work.Reply
That's some damn fine yak shaving.
Feature suggestion: Could there be a visual clue which node will be linked to if I click?Reply
I have a fascination with segmented LED and LCD fonts. This, I expect, will be a major distraction for me today.
Before everything standardized on 7-, 14-, and 16-segment displays, there were a lot of creative alternatives. A bunch of different 7, 8, 9, and 22-segs, including my favorite one: https://www.flickr.com/photos/adam_sporka/1843883266
I once owned a Fossil watch that had an ~18-segment display that displayed the time in Chinese, and drew the characters slowly. It was endlessly fascinating.
For a Christmas bonus this year, my company sent everyone indoor/outdoor weather gadgets. Enormous beautiful screen, but I keep staring at it thinking about how it could be more efficient with better fonts and fewer segments.Reply
This is awesome!Reply
This is such a cool project! The font looks really nice as well :)Reply
This reminds me of Hershey plotter fonts.Reply
Awesome! I am going to make a direct JSON renderer for the PixelBlaze!Reply
Hello HN! I wanted to make a font that I can "snap" to vertices on a grid for an upcoming project, and after starting making it I decided that it was going to be easier to iterate if I made an editor too. It uses opentype.js to generate the font and some invisible textarea tricks combined with svg for the text editor.Reply
This is great. The ability to delete a cell without deleting the whole layer would be really helpful.Reply
I really like the font. Reminds me of the vector fonts used in computers like the Tektronix storage tube-based ones.Reply
Nice! I have been looking for something like this for awhile. Thanks for making it.Reply
This would be nice for creating vector fonts (.lff) for Librecad and/or solvespace.Reply
It'd be interesting to know why highlighting the font makes it highlight as a different typeface.Reply
This is extremely cool! Being able to tweak glyphs on the right and use them on the left is pretty amazing feeling.Reply
Really fun idea, very well executed, and the font (to me) looks way better than I’d have guessed.Reply