3
\$\begingroup\$

I've been looking around for a font to include in my game which supports rune characters, specifically this Unicode block.

All the sites I go to don't demonstrate what Unicode characters that font contains, so I cannot gauge their usefulness for me.

I've been using the Segoe UI Symbol font, but it is only available on Win 7 & 8, and as far as I can tell, costs far too much to redistribute as part of a game.

Anyone know where I can go to find a font with my requirements?

\$\endgroup\$
4
\$\begingroup\$

The fileformat.info page you linked to contains a link “Fonts that support this block”. The ones listed there with 100% support are—

\$\endgroup\$
3
  • 3
    \$\begingroup\$ The latter begs the question if a game fulfills the definition of "document" or if including it in a game forces the whole game to be open-sourced under GNU GPL. I forwarded this question to Open Source Stackexchange. \$\endgroup\$
    – Philipp
    Nov 1 '15 at 14:20
  • 1
    \$\begingroup\$ Regarding the first, when you want to use it in a game, it might cost far more than €25. The license conditions read: "If your company is interested in licensing Everson Mono for bundling with your software, please get in touch with me directly." \$\endgroup\$
    – Philipp
    Nov 1 '15 at 14:29
  • 1
    \$\begingroup\$ The "Fonts that support this block" is the most useful part of this. I may be going with another font in that list called Cardo which has 90% support (and I believe supports all the characters I need). It also specifically mentions that one can sell "games and entertainment software" using the font, so I'm quite happy with this option. Thanks for the help! \$\endgroup\$
    – Merivo
    Nov 1 '15 at 19:44

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.