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

description:

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 proportional variant, as used in the game's intro and dialog boxes.

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.

tags:
pixel font
completed:
25/12/2019

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