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the dynastic hero font


recreation of the pixel font from hudson soft's the dynastic hero (1993) on the pc engine – a remake/rebrand of westone's wonder boy in monster world (1991).

the font includes an almost complete set of hiragana and katakana characters. in the tile set, the dakuten and handakuten are separate tiles, positioned vertically above their respective character. in this recreation, characters that use them are pre-combined into a single glyph.

note the special circled roman numerals and , which have been mapped to dingbat negative circled sans-serif digit one (U+278A) and dingbat negative circled sans-serif digit two (U+278B).

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

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