Fonts: the best procedures?

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Post » Mon Jul 20, 2015 5:02 pm

Hi guys

I intend to make an application that will have a lot of text. What is the best procedure: to use a system font (what would be the most common font ?) or to use a spritefont? I would rather using a system font if that's the best solution. Does the construct 2 embed the font in the application? If so, I can use anyone, right? Thanks a lot.
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Post » Mon Jul 20, 2015 7:50 pm

Unless you have some specific need for system fonts, definitely go with spritefonts. Better performance and better support.
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Post » Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:16 pm

Another +1 for spritefonts.
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Post » Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:29 pm

definitely spritefont even if we can't refresh the layout view when you use custom "Set character width" on eventsheet
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Post » Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:29 pm

Only use webfonts if you want your game to appear different to each player...
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Post » Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:29 pm

Thank you, guys.

I would suggest a good website to generate sprite sources in PNG

h t t p : / / k v a z a r s . c o m / l i t t e r a /
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Post » Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:47 pm

@colludium

if I put the font´s file (ttf) inside the folder File, create a css and set the webfont to that family (from css), it works just perfect for me. Is there any other problem in use webfonts that I am missing?
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Post » Tue Jul 21, 2015 10:02 pm

@frcol, it really depends on the effect you are after and the game you are making use of the font in. I did a Ludum Dare game a year ago which used lots of web fonts and some players reported that the text was not there, too small, too large, not loaded and was system default, and so on.... It was far from consistent.... so I only ever use Text objects for debugging now.
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Post » Tue Jul 21, 2015 11:51 pm

@Braus

This is, by far, the best tool for generating C2 spritefonts:

sprite-font-generator-v2_t86546
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Post » Wed Jul 22, 2015 3:26 pm

Thank you, @TiAm. I used the sprite font generator and others to make tests and I found some issues: Text quality is lost when decreases the size, but the biggest problem is the spaces between characters when it is created in Photoshop, for example. You must configure all of them in the script. Is that right? Any tips?
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