Jgs Font
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4 days ago
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| adelfaure.net
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ChrisArchitect
4 days ago
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Adel wrote a nice little article about the ASCII art history and the font here: https://velvetyne.fr/news/about-ascii-art-and-jgs-font/
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KevinDonnot
2 days ago
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Yes, excellent paper! It’s to great to see a (free-libre-open source) foundry like Velvetyne also contributing to research.
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dalton01
4 days ago
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Clicked every button. Maybe the most aesthetically pleasing website I've seen in a while
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rvnx
4 days ago
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This website feels oddly relaxing, like if stuck in the 90s.
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082349872349872
3 days ago
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pre-90s even. (or should that be <pre> 90s?)
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emrikol
4 days ago
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I haven't thought about Joan in years. I used to frequent the ASCII art newsgroups in the late 90s as a teenager.

I hope wherever they are, they are doing well knowing that they are a tiny bit of Internet history.

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082349872349872
3 days ago
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username923409
3 days ago
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are the fonts very green at 1x size (setting at the top) for anyone else? for an extreme example, the dense mesh pattern at the end of "continuous characters" is filled with light green instead of white on my display. just wondering if this is an artifact of my subpixel font antialiasing settings or if that's baked in...
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rickcarlino
3 days ago
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Does anyone know what happened to jgs?
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letmeinhere
4 days ago
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How are some of the jgs9 glyphs perfectly smooth? e.g the infinity symbol
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lelandfe
3 days ago
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In Chrome Dev Tools, we can inspect those glyphs by scrolling to the bottom of the Computed styles tab. The sibling commenter is correct: they don't exist in the font yet, and are falling back to the browser default: https://i.imgur.com/nq8Qdct.png
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doodpants
4 days ago
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I assume that those are placeholders for characters not yet present in the font?
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MitPitt
3 days ago
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I think this is an awesome font for Dwarf Fortress in particular
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dur-randir
4 days ago
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Fonts files fail some 'system validation' on Mac for me. Does anyone know what's that about and how to fix it?
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JakeStone
3 days ago
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Anyone else having an issue with it not showing anything in Firefox mobile?
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