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    If anyone feels that some of the glyphs could be improved, please let me know! This is pretty much my first time fiddling with font design and I’m pretty sure there are plenty of unpolished bits right now.

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      Looks pretty cool! If you’re looking for honest feedback I’d say the lowercase t could use some love. I find it a bit jarring, probably because it’s cut off at the top.

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        That’s one of the main reasons this font is called cursed. :)

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          Speaking of, why did you choose to make it cursed?

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            I was experimenting with different glyph designs for i, j, and t with an old version of cursed that was just an upscaled version of Chicago (see the bottom section of the site). My handwriting uses a t with a cutoff stem and undotted i/j, so I tried that for a while and really liked it.

            Later on I shared it in #lobsters. Someone commented that it “looked a bit cursed”, so I decided to call the font that :)

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        I think the underscores extending all the way to the edges of the box is detrimental to programming, because they can’t be as easily counted. __main__ is obviously 2 underscores on each sides on many monospace fonts (not the one I see here in lobste.rs though), and I think that’s a feature.

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          because they can’t be as easily counted.

          I find it both more aesthetically pleasing, personally. I didn’t notice any difficulty in reading the number of underscores either.

          I’m considering adding an optional patch, though, which changes this back to normal.

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        I like this quite a bit, though the name meant that I read the entire description waiting for the paragraph about how it would also crash your computer, or execute a rowhammer attack, or some other clever misuse of OTF.

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          Hey, this looks pretty good! Nice work.

          I always like seeing content from the tildeverse in the wild. :)

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            Saw this on the weekend thread, glad you got it done, looks great.

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              This is incredible. I have been using Chicago independently. I have found my people.

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                Is the lowercase i just a restyled U+0069 or is it a U+0131 ?

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                  It’s a restyled lowercase i, as the site notes :)

                  since the dotted glyphs for i and j are obviously inferior to the undotted variants, those are used instead.

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                    Just FYI, several Turkic languages use dotless I and ı as completely separate letters from dotted İ and i.

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                      Welp. Not sure what I can do about that :V

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                        Live up to the name, and dot the dotless versions. Obviously.

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                  Whoa thanks for the bizcat callout! <3

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                    i’m interested in your workflow for creating the font. i haven’t run the files in tools, is one of them for drawing individual glyphs or did you use other software?

                    looks great, by the way. pretty close to my ideal font :)

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                      I first began by using fnt; I now use gbdfed for the font creation.

                      And, yes, draw.lua is for drawing stdin with the font and outputting it as a farbfeld image with the help of mkff. charmap.lua generates a character map of all the glyphs present in the font.

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                      I honestly find it hard to read, relative to my favored fonts (e.g. terminus, pearl, topaz..).

                      But it looks cool, and I believe has value for artistic use.

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                        I converted it to mac. If anyone want it, send me a message and I will share.

                        BTW, can we have official ttf / dfonts files, ops?

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                          I don’t have a favorite font for my systems

                          This post has inspired me to at least consider choosing one. Choosing a font is a commitment, because I’ll need to keep it around forever, and will even want to use it on work machines. I can’t rush into this, even if I decide to start caring about my fonts.

                          Answer me this though: do you use this font regularly?

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                            Yeah, it’s the default on all my machines. :)