MF Dots Pro - 35 segment LED display-based typeface

Martijn van Berkel's picture

Hello all,

I work with fonts in my spare time.
The most work I do is editing original fonts, but sometimes I make ones.
This my latest release, MF Dots Pro:

 
This is the second font I've made completely by my self.
MF Dots was done in 2007, containing only Latin. Now I've extended it with much more glyphs. Maybe I post my other self-made fonts also.

You can download a free-for-personal-use beta version from here.

Specifications:
- TrueType format
- 3 weights (Light, Regular, Bold) + Italics
- 653 glyhps per file
- Contains Latin, CE, Greek, Baltic, Turkish, Romanian, Cyrillic and special symbols.

Please rate. :)

 
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Please note, that I'm a beginner in making fonts.
I used Font Creator Program 5.6 for this typeface, so don't expect high detail, OT features, etc. I have some really cool ideas for fonts, but I just don't know how to convert them to real fonts. This simple (dot-based) font I almost the only font you could make with FCP. I have FontLab installed, but don't know how to use it.
May I post some drawings of these fonts so you can give tips how to make real fonts of it?
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Thanks in advance, and enjoy MF Dots Pro!

Kind regards,
Martijn van Berkel

Off-topic: How do I insert images in my post?

4thfebruary's picture

Nice work, Martin.

Like for me, very good for the first font. Special thanks for Cyrillic.

I think you must change in Greek some glyphs, as illustrated

4thfebruary's picture

Maybe you may change design of M and F as illustrated

Martijn van Berkel's picture

Thanks for your reply.
I think I'll compress those Greek chars a bit, so that they reach the x-height.
I won't fix the "i", as this is a monospaced font.

About MF: In this design it's impossible. All chars needs to be max 5x7 dots, as based on the original LED displays.

I'll look for some FLS tutorials, so I can add OpenType features, small caps, etc.

I discovered some more mistakes that must be fixed. ;)

Kind regards,
Martijn

4thfebruary's picture

Sorry Martijn, I misprinted your name in my first reply.

Martijn van Berkel's picture

Nevermind ;)

Anyone other comments?

Kind regards,
Martijn van Berkel

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