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Posts by metaphasebrothel

stnfabian said  
What is the best way to give recognition to the creator? I wish to do so and ask for permission.

That varies from Faith to Faith. The sacrifice by fire of an unblemished kid goat, calf, or suckling pig, while considered old school by most, is surprisingly well received, and may lead to Divine Favour within a fortnight, particularly in battle. The key word is unblemished; examine your sacrificial animal closely, and make sure it has not been surgically altered, (ie: no gelded, spayed/ neutered, animals, should ever be used, only breeding stock).

While illegal in most countries, the sacrifice of an unweaned infant child will still appease most Elder Gods, especially if you are requesting permission to perform an act deemed illegal, blasphemous, or sacrilegious under more than one criminal or religious code.

In all cases, you should be kneeling, or in some recognizable posture of submission. I think that's they only universal requirement.

I hope this helps!


I would probably value Menhir's opinions more, if he ever makes a font. I find his opinions too extreme, as when he suggests that permission is required to use a free font, or his Draconian definition of commercial usage. My opinions are more in line with those of koeiekat and Toto@K22, as far as this thread goes.

What we do see, however, is that there is not a cut and dried definition of personal use that can be applied to all fonts that carry the Free for personal Use license description. What matters is:

"How does the author of the font you want to use define personal use?"

That should be set out in the licence, or read me. It ought to be included in the font header, as well, because no one can assume that all of the author's intended files will always be included with the download. There are hundreds of fly-by-night font download sites that never receive any submissions, they just mine Dafont and other legitimate sites for their content, and frequently strip a .ttf file from the download .zip, and only offer that. All of my fonts are free, so I'm not overly concerned about that for my own work, but other authors should think in terms of adding at least a rudimentary explanation of terms of use to the header. Don't include an e-mail address in the header, though, or it will appear in search engine results, and lead to many spam e-mails for generic Viagara, and penis enlargement pills.

Sep 01, 2013 at 01:53  [reply]  Ideas???


If there's an old cemetery near where you live, take some photographs of the lettering on tombstones from the same era. If you can find several, you might be able to complete a full capitals alphabet. Trying to interpret the letters chiseled into rock as flat black and white glyphs could be a whole lot more interesting to look at than any of the fonts you've made so far.

Edited on Sep 01, 2013 at 01:53 by metaphasebrothel

Aug 28, 2013 at 07:54  [reply]  How can I contact Willy Mac

I doubt you will be able to locate Karla, author of the WillyMac fonts.

There are 55 WillyMac dingbat fonts, all made in 2001-2002. They were originally available at , but that site was closed in Spring, 2003. From June, 2003, they were available through the Moss Valley Dingbat Links (or MVDL) at Dingbats-UK. Dingbats-UK went offline sometime in 2008 or 2009. Since 2003, they have been posted on a number of other font download sites.

My information comes from AJ, the former Webmistress of Dingbats-UK, who wrote the read me for the download from that site.

Go to the details page of any font on Dafont by clicking the banner. In the Custom Preview field, where it says 'Type your text here', type your text. In the Size list box, select Tiny, Small, Medium, or Large. Click the Submit button.

jordansj, I didn't see anything wrong with that font. Perhaps you might get better results, if you change your font viewing settings. These are the instructions for Windows XP. You should be able to do the same thing in a similar way with Windows 7:

1) Right-click My Computer, and select Properties to open the System Properties dialog box, (or open the System icon in the Control Panel). Click the Advanced tab, then click the Settings button in the Performance section. One of the items on the list is 'Smooth edges of screen fonts'. Click on the box to the left of that, to either enable or disable, then click OK to make the change, and close the dialog box. You can change this back later, if you want to.

2) Right-click the desktop, and chose Properties, (probably called Preferences in Win7), or click the Display icon in the Control Panel. Select the Appearance tab. Click the effects button, to open the Effects dialog box. In the section 'Use the following method to smooth edges of screen fonts', open the list box, and change the setting - the two choices should be 'Standard' and 'ClearType'. Click OK to confirm the changes and close the Effects dialog box. You have to close the Display Properties dialog box separately.

These instructions are courtesy of Toto@K22.

Aug 26, 2013 at 02:43  [reply]  Calendary Hands error

koeiekat said  
The double f, l and t are not kerning pairs but discretionary ligatures which only work in an open type version of the font with a script like this:
feature DiscretionaryLigatures dlig {
lookup dligSub;

lookup dligSub {
sub f f -> f_f;
sub l l -> l_l;
sub t t -> t_t;

I stand corrected.

But as this demo version is true type these three characters are not recognized and as they are not mapped they can not be used. With true type only the standard fi and fl ligatures are recognized.

I have tried the font in three different applications and have not encountered any problem whatsoever. So the problem is your side, not in the font.

Aug 25, 2013 at 08:17  [reply]  Calendary Hands error

The 't_t, f_f, and l_l' glyphs are kerning pairs. They're spaced a little differently, for when those letters are used consecutively in a word. You're supposed to use them instead of typing the letter twice. You might as well download the font again, since your copy is now permanently fucked.

I don't think any errors in any fonts can be solved by erasing glyphs.

Aug 22, 2013 at 06:22  [reply]  Colour

All fonts are black and white. When you use them in an application, (program), select the text that you want to colour, then select the colour you want to use, from the tool bar choices. The text can be made any colour, but you may be limited in the number of background colours available. Separate tool bar icons would be used to change the text and background colours.

Aug 22, 2013 at 02:32  [reply]  Halftone Font

mousehead5, try browsing through Max Infeld's fonts, (Xerographer Fonts):

He does some really interesting things with simulated grey tones. He has almost 600 fonts posted on DaFont, so the grey tone fonts will appear on a number of different sub pages.

I would recommend that you install and use any that appeal to you, but avoid opening these font files in preview. Many of them have the heavy font warning popup box before you can download. They probably use a ton of memory and system resources, when the panagram text is displayed at different point sizes. I know a thing or too about very complex fonts - I once made a single glyph test font that was 175 kb.

Aug 19, 2013 at 19:52  [reply]  Social Font Face

I couldn't extract the font from the .zip, even with the Windows internal extractor.

Aug 18, 2013 at 20:22  [reply]  Similar fonts to 'Pacifico'

Try browsing through the Font Identification forum. Multiple pages of requests are posted daily. Almost all have a thumbnail image with a text sample. If you see some you like, but the fonts aren't EXACTLY what you're looking for, do some research on the designer or foundry that made them. It's very common that the same author will make more than one similar font, if a style is popular. Certain designers make the same font, over and over, more or less.

Edited on Aug 18, 2013 at 20:22 by metaphasebrothel

If your new one is comparable in quality to your first, it should get accepted.

If you're anxious to share, you could always upload it at Fontspace - they have no evaluation process there, and an uploaded font becomes available for download in about a minute. Don't expect as many people to see it there, though.

Since there is no evaluation process, some truly awful fonts show up there, (plus some great ones, you won't find anywhere else).

A while back, I left some nasty comments on two particularly bad fonts. It looked like they had been completed in three minutes, with a bathroom break. Normally I wouldn't have cared, except that they were 'free for personal use'. It's like if you put a sign on your household garbage that said "two dollars a pound".

Someone wrote back to me, saying that I had upset his niece and nephew, aged five and six.

The lower case alphabet does not have 'splatter'. Numbers, symbols, punctuation and capital letters do.

Aug 15, 2013 at 08:07  [reply]  Question about Donationware

Give that girl a Kewpie Doll!

Aug 15, 2013 at 03:51  [reply]  Obey logo

I have a few Obey logos in ObeyGiantPoster and ObeyGiantPosterCondensed, part of the Obey series 2 bundle:, but they're dingbats, so the whole word is in one glyph.

It's Arial:


Aug 14, 2013 at 09:43  [reply]  Question about Donationware

koeiekat said  
In a list nouns should be separated by commas.

If there's something here, it would probably be in Techno -> Sci Fi:

Click on the banner for the ones that look like good prospects, and maybe some will have a Delta D.

Aug 14, 2013 at 01:25  [reply]  Question about Donationware

StaciR said  
Can a manager please delete this thread? It is more them obvious to me that I am not important here as a customer and lover of fonts. I am just an object to be made fun of. I don't appreciate it and would like this thread deleted, or could someone a hell of a lot abrasive as the idiot above me tell me how to delet it

StaciR, no one is a customer at DaFont, because DaFont doesn't sell anything, except banner space to advertisers.

DaFont is a website that showcases fonts that can be downloaded for free. The terms of use for the downloaded fonts are determined by the font author. Any payments for Donationware or Free for Personal Use fonts are made by the user, to the author - DaFont does not receive payment on behalf of the author, nor does It receive a commission or a percentage, when a payment is made.

Oh, and in case you didn't know, koeiekat is one of the Forum moderators, (as am I). The moderators are not paid. From time to time, someone who makes a positive contribution to the Forum is invited to become a moderator. There are thirty-eight moderators, about one-third of whom are from France, where being rude is the national religion.

Most of the replies to questions come from the moderators, and many of the moderators are rude, sometimes. Some of them are rude more often than others. In my case, I'm usually rude to people who want an immediate answer to a vague question.

With reference to koeiekat, he has extensive knowledge of fonts, particularly in technical areas. We all recognize that he is lacking in tact. When a question is asked in such a way that it can be understood without additional clarification, more often than not, he will give a complete and informative answer, without any guff. When someone asks a question that can't be answered directly, he, and many of the other moderators, will often be less than kind. Here are some examples of the kind of dumb questions we get here, all the time:

1) 'What's wrong with the font? I downloaded it, and it doesn't work on my phone!'

2) 'Why can't I install the .zip file?'

3) 'Can you tell me the name of that font that was on the ad for Boston Pizza? It has little curly tails on the G'.

4) 'Which font is the best, for graphic design?'

5) 'The font says 'Free for personal use'. I'm a person, does that mean I can use it for free, but a robot would have to pay?'

6) How do I get in touch with the guy who made the font that looks like a sign on a store in a cowboy movie?'

One final note: The only threads that get deleted are spam threads, like when someone starts a thread to try to sell something like knock-offs of sports jerseys, or if someone posts some political or religious manifesto, that has nothing to do with fonts. In those cases, one of the moderators usually bans the poster from further participation in the forum.


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