Questions tagged [fonts]

A collection of text characters according to the size and style of a particular typeface. Often used as shorthand when referring to said typeface.

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How can I find a free or cheap redistributable font supporting runic characters?

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 ...
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Scene2d cyrillic font

I'm trying to use cyrillic(Russian) letters in libgdx Scene2d. I drop default.fnt and default_0.png (generated with BMfont) into folder assets of my Android project (other files such as uiskin.atlas,...
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Creating a bitmapfont from images?

A bitmapfont consists of a image and a textfile that hold the position and size of each character on that image. Is there any way to create the text file with just a image? Or do I have to manually ...
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Android libGDX FreeTypeFontGenerator exception

I am working on a libGDX project for Android. Since I added the following code, running the game on my Android phone produces an exception: ...
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Certain Unicode Characters not displaying when setting text to TextButton in libgdx

Ok I am trying to do a word game much like Hangman Pro but for a different language(specifically amharic) using libgdx . And I have got a list of words saved to ...
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LibGDX, BitmapFont strange position behavior

I'm using a Stage of LibGDX to draw a text, in my case the FPS. But after resizing, the position of the text does not behave properly. As you can see in the attached gif: The resizing function does ...
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Mapping “Color” parameter from SpriteBatch.DrawString() function to a custom shader

I've recently found a nice way to render text in XNA with custom font AND custom shader. Here is the game code**: ...
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Why can't I read .ttf file when running Android configuration?

When running or debugging my game on Android device, I get this error in the logcat: com.badlogic.gdx.utils.GdxRuntimeException: Error reading file: data/fonts/myFont.ttf (Internal) Which is ...
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How can I use OpenType Font in libGDX

Is there a way I can use an OTF file with libGDX. The following throws an exception: gameFont = new BitmapFont(Gdx.files.internal("data/font.otf")); Caused by: ...
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Word in different color in middle of string XNA

Is it possible to use different font colors for the same string, for example, when buying a weapon in CoD AW Exo Zombies: How do I do this? Thanks.
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How to improve textmesh quality?

In my game I using textmesh, but textmesh has a pixel problem even adjusting scale, character size and font size. How to solve it?
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Drawing fonts with LWJGL3 with OpenGL

I'm very sorry if this question has already been answered, but since I've been struggling with this for many days I thought I'd give it a shot here. My goal is to somehow render some text on the ...
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Text rendering techniques for games

I'm researching text rendering techniques for 3D applications, and I'm having a hard time finding information on the topic. Do you know of any other methods of text rendering that are actually used in ...
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Directx displaying selectable text

I am new to direct x and following this tutorial : brayzarsoft (part 14) I was able to display text. However, using this method the text is rendered to a texture. When you look at games that have ...
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TTF fonts are being converted to image in CPU or GPU?

Once I use a TTF font, when they are being converted to images to be rendered? Does CPU or GPU do the conversion? How heavy is that operation?
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Kerning between glyphs using SDL2_ttf

I'm loading a number of characters (using SDL2_ttf) into a texture atlas to improve performance. The glyphs can be separately rendered correctly, however, how can you find the kerning distance ...
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LibGDX scene2d good practices

I'm developing a game using LibGDX and in a part it has a pretty complex UI for profile selection and stuff. I have some general problems. I'd like to know good practices when generate good looking ...
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Arbitrary text for chat room

In my game I want to have a chat room where users can enter arbitrary text. I don't think bitmapped fonts will work for me since it must include multilingual characters and emojis (could be wrong ...
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Alternative Font loaders in Monogame Framework

While working on projects of mine, I have been finding that it is a huge pain to switch operating systems just to create a simple spritefont when using Monogame. I saw that the Nuclex Framework can ...
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How can I use a texture as a font in Unity3D

I am making a game in unity and I am trying to make a custom font for showing numbers. I created a png with the numbers, turned it into a material and added it to a custom font object. I set up the ...
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.fnt font file offset issues in Unity

I want to display 2D text in Unity using bitmap fonts (.fnt files). There are some solutions out there, but I'm writing my own. Each character is a game object with a ...
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Varying spritefont quality depending on string

I'm using Kleymissky font size 26 made via Nuclex font renderer (Hinting Method: AutoHinter) - download Why the thickness of the font drawn on screen depends on the string itself? What can I do to ...
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How do I open/edit a *.xnb file in XNA Game Studio 4.0?

I've downloaded a *.xnb font sprite, but I don't know how to open/edit it. I installed XNA Frameword 4.0 in VS 2010. Thanks for your help!
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How do you create a .XNB Font file for use with CocosSharp?

I know the .XNB file format is an XNA thing and that CocosSharp inherits this from its MonoGame roots. However there doesn't seem to be any information on how to create your own .XNB fonts to use with ...
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Vertical alignment of a padded font generated by Hiero in libgdx

I've generated bitmap fonts for libgdx using Hiero. I've got several distance field fonts that require a lot of padding, unfortunately they don't seem to align correctly. Below is a font with a ...
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Problem to match font size to the screen resolution in libgdx

I'm having problems to show text on my game at same size on different screens, and I did a simple test. This test consists to show a text fitting at the screen, I want the text has the same size ...
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Dialog Title Does Not Fit

I successfully added my own font to the default .json file and it displays, however I get some weird sizing issues. Specifically when I try to create a Dialog. This is what it looks like: Ignore the ...
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“Couldn't load font” LibGDX

yesterday I started working om making custom sized fonts to my game, in game, using FreeTypeFaceGenerator, and yesterday it worked fine, except an exception I was ...
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How to match font size with screen resolution?

So I'm working on a game using LibGDX, and I have a problem. To make my game fit most resolutions, I created a base asset for each aspect ratio, for example, a main menu background image, I made it ...
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AddFontMemResourceEx and D3DXCreateFont corruption

I'm trying to load a font from a buffer using AddFontMemResourceEx and then creating a D3D font with D3DXCreateFont. This works fine on every platform except Windows XP, where it causes the wrong ...
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How to make a bitmap font having only a PNG file?

Is there a way to "convert" an existing PNG file with the characters' images into a bitmap font? Basically, I want to create a FNT file using an image like this... (source: opengameart.org) ......
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Text alignment in OpenGL with FreeType2

I'm trying to implement font rendering and have got into some trouble with glyph metrics. Here's the code where I get the metrics: ...
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Text contains characters that cannot be resolved by this SpriteFont

I'm trying to draw currency symbols in an Arial Spritefont. According to thissite, the font contains these symbols. I've included the Unicode character region for these symbols in the Content ...
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How do you create fnt (angelcode format) files from existing bitmaps?

I often gets the same problem: Someones creates a nice bitmap font for me in form of a sheet nicely formated into a png, like this: ...and i need to create the angelcode .fnt atlas for using it (into ...
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Why is my text is too large even when scaled to .05f in libGDX?

I'm trying to scale down my fonts as my game objects are also small. I'd like to scale them down the same way as my sprites. However, if I scale them below .05, ...
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Is there a way to use other fonts, besides the default ones in OpenGLUT?

I'm using OpenGLUT functions like glutBitmapString to render sentences and words in a game. However, there is a limited set of fonts to use and I need some bigger size fonts. Is there a way to add new ...
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SharpDX/D3D: How to implement and draw fonts/text

I am playing with SharpDX (Direct3D for .NET) without using "Toolkit", already finished with basic rendering 3D models. But now i am wondering how to program/create fonts for game (2D), or how to ...
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LibGdx and in-game fonts - any proven methods?

I use 3 sizes for fonts in my game: small, medium, and large. I take the base font size and attempt to scale the font based on screen size and density, but this is proving to be pretty hard. Does ...
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Libgdx Get Font Height with a Wrap

is possible to get the 'Height' of a font drawed with the drawWrapped methods (with a wrapWidth) ? getMultiLineBounds only works when \n is used, but when drawing with drawWrapped it doesn't give the ...
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Poor text rendering quality with freetype

This is my first time that I use freetype library and I think I've got some problems. Right now, I draw the bitmap generated by freetype, but the generated image is really low quality. I've been ...
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Reuse VertexBuffer or new VertexBuffer object?

I'm trying to render bitmap fonts in directX10 at the moment, and I want to do this as efficiently as possible. I'm having a hard time getting a start on my design because of this question though. So ...
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AndEngine Font Issue

I am learning AndEngine. I am displaying Hello world using this code: ...
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Spritefonts gets very messed up when scaling up

I'm recoding a retro video game, but because the original resolution is very low, I scale everything up. I render to a renderTarget and render the renderTarget to the target resolution. I'm using my ...
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MonoGame crash trying to load font from .xnb file

My MonoGame project uses a pre-compiled .xnb file to load a sprite font, and it works fine on Windows XP. The .xnb file is marked as content and copied to the output directory. I've copied the ...
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How to properly calculate y position when drawing from .fnt bitmap font?

I want to render text to bitmap to use it later as a decal texture. I've read through libGDX fonts drawing code and came up with this: ...
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Drawing text in SlimDX with Directx 11?

How can I draw text to the screen in directx 11 with slimdx? In SlimDX.Direct3D10 there's a font class which can be used but there's no font class in SlimDX.Direct3D11.
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Why do my LWJGL fonts have dots and lines around them?

When we render fonts there are weird dots and lines around the text. I have no idea why this would happen. Here is an image of what it looks like: Our font class looks like this: ...
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How to create a font from an image for a game?

I found a font in a free pack of sprite as an image: I'm wondering what would be the best way to use it in a game? Is there tools to create a font from this image? Do i have to code it myself? I ...
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Include a custom font when publishing in Visual Studio XNA

I have a custom font called "Gold Box Games" that I want to use in a game I'm making. I have the font installed on my computer and it works just fine in the program when I run it in test. However, ...
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What part of my engine should load images and fonts? [duplicate]

Right now, I have an AssetLoader interface, which has one implementation per platform. There can only be one instance of it, because it has some state (e.g. the ...