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the legend of zelda: the minish cap (mono) font


recreation of the main pixel font from nintendo's the legend of zelda: the minish cap (2004) on the game boy advance.

this is the monospaced variant, as found in the game's ROM and as used in the initial character name entry screens. in game, the font is then used proportionally - this will be provided as a separate font recreation.

a handful of characters - ™ trade mark sign (U+2122), ♪ eight note (U+266A), ❤ heavy black heart (U+2764), ▶ black right-pointing triangle (U+25B6) - had very subtle antialiasing. in this recreation, it has been removed. the tileset also includes two different sets of double quotation marks (which are not used in the game itself) - the "fatter" ones have been mapped to heavy double turned comma quotation mark ornament (U+275D) and heavy double comma quotation mark ornament (U+275E).

this font includes a full set of hiragana and katakana characters, with custom glyphs for characters with a dakuten and handakuten. the game itself also uses a series of complex kanji characters (particularly in the introduction). some of those characters are also wider than the default 8 pixel tiles. these have not been included in this recreation.

only the characters present in the game's tile set have been included.

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