Fonts for MorphOS
  • Cocoon
    Cocoon
    pikewerfer
    Posts: 43 from 2021/7/9
    Hello everyone!

    As some of you already know: I am working on creating a free font package for MorphOS users. One that covers a wide range of typographic styles, offers OpenType TTF outlines for backward compatibility, and opens MorphOS up for more design and a nicer appearance plus more type diversity.

    I am almost ready - who amongst the MorphOS team would I best discuss this with?

    Pike (working for Monotype, in case you wondered)
    Mac Mini 1.25 GHZ, 1 GB RAM, MorphOS 3.17
  • »05.11.21 - 12:26
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  • MorphOS Developer
    jacadcaps
    Posts: 2649 from 2003/3/5
    From: Canada
    I've just sent you a private msg.
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
    Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
    polluks
    Posts: 690 from 2007/10/23
    From: Gelsenkirchen,...
    Monotype? Wow!
    Pegasos II G4: MorphOS 3.9, Zalman M220W · iMac G5 12,1 17", MorphOS 3.16
    Power Mac G3: OSX 10.3 · PowerBook 5,8: OSX 10.5, MorphOS 3.16
  • »05.11.21 - 20:39
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
    Paladin of the Pegasos
    NewSense
    Posts: 1237 from 2012/11/10
    From: Manchester, UK/GB
    @ pikewerfer - great news, hope it all works out for all your hard work trying to arrange this through Monotype (your salary payer) and for MorphOS too ! I really appreciate the effort you have gone to and the encouragement that you must have invoked with Monotype to hopefully make it happen for this purpose. Kudos to you! 8-D
    MacMini 1.5GHz,64MB VRAM, PowerBooks A1138/9 (Model 5,8/9),PowerMac G5 2.3GHz(DP), iMac A1145 2.1GHz 20", all with MorphOS v3.17,Airport,Bluetooth,A1016 Keyboard,T-RB22 Mouse,DVD-RW-DL,MiniMax,Firewire/USB2 & MacOSX 10.4/5.
  • »06.11.21 - 00:53
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
    Yokemate of Keyboards
    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 11573 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    > Monotype? Wow!

    He talked about his background and his generous offer some months ago.
  • »06.11.21 - 01:28
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  • Order of the Butterfly
    Order of the Butterfly
    MoerBoer
    Posts: 161 from 2019/10/15
    This is very cool! Thanks for your hard work Pike!
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  • Order of the Butterfly
    Order of the Butterfly
    kriz
    Posts: 252 from 2005/10/18
    From: No(R)way
    Sounds great!!
    -- Amiga 1200/4000 - Pegasos2 - MacMiniG4 / PowerBookG4 -- Horrordelic Records - Darkpsy Psychedelic Label - Based in Norway (Hell) --
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  • Cocoon
    Cocoon
    pikewerfer
    Posts: 43 from 2021/7/9
    Hi all,

    this has now gone live (sorry for the long delay, took longer than expected). Just go here:

    https://www.linotype.com/8238750/MorphOSValuePack-product.html

    and "buy" the Font Value Pack for ZERO dollars, then download. Install, and enjoy. I took great care to create a package that covers a wide variety of typefaces, so this should make MorphOS somewhat more versatile when it comes to fonts.

    Hope you all like it, do let me know if you have feedback.
    Mac Mini 1.25 GHZ, 1 GB RAM, MorphOS 3.17
  • »05.04.22 - 15:18
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  • Cocoon
    Cocoon
    pikewerfer
    Posts: 43 from 2021/7/9
    Oh, one more addition. The license agreement also includes AmigaOS. So you can use these fonts - for free - not only on MorphOS but also on AmigaOS. I am, however, not sure if OpenTypes will work on AmigaOS. On MorphOS, they should - I tested a few, and they did pop up in my test applications.

    Would be interested to hear whether or not they work for you - and what we could do to make MorphOS more font-savvy. I will try to help where I can.

    [ Edited by pikewerfer 05.04.2022 - 17:21 ]
    Mac Mini 1.25 GHZ, 1 GB RAM, MorphOS 3.17
  • »05.04.22 - 15:21
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  • IKE
  • Acolyte of the Butterfly
    Acolyte of the Butterfly
    IKE
    Posts: 128 from 2009/11/7
    From: Southern CA
    This is great news! Thanks for the download!
    IKE

    MacMini G4 1.5Ghz/PowerBook G4 1.67Ghz/PowerMac G5 2.0Ghz DP 7,2 Radeon 9650/256MB

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  • »05.04.22 - 17:01
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  • Order of the Butterfly
    Order of the Butterfly
    MoerBoer
    Posts: 161 from 2019/10/15
    Thank you so much!
  • »06.04.22 - 19:23
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  • Cocoon
    Cocoon
    pikewerfer
    Posts: 43 from 2021/7/9
    Glad you are enjoying it. Do let me know how you use it. Send me screenshots! I would love to see how this works with MorphOS. Also, tell me where it does not. Since I am a Font guy, maybe I can help the app dev teams.

    I would also be interested to hear if the selection is covering most needs, or if I forgot some important style.
    Mac Mini 1.25 GHZ, 1 GB RAM, MorphOS 3.17
  • »08.04.22 - 14:44
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