mobile fonts

15 Nov 2006 - 2:41pm
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Wendy Fischer
2004

Question, where can I purchase mobile fonts or find a mobile font designer?

We have a game that we are designing and need specially design fonts for the mobile phone....normal fonts aren't working and we don't have the expertise inhouse for typography. We want the font to have a certain type of look and feel, but want it to work on a mobile J2ME game.

-Wendy

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15 Nov 2006 - 4:36pm
Fredrik Matheson
2005

I'm unsure of how J2ME handles fonts but there are quite a few good
pixel fonts that work well on mobile phones. By using pixel fonts
you'll avoid anti-aliasing the fonts which can be awkward to read at
small sizes.

Typically you'll want to use something around 8 or 10 points which
will provide the necessary contrast across the gamut of good and bad
displays that the game will be played on. You can mock this up
quickly in Flash LIte and do your visual tests there instead of in

Some good starting points for such fonts could be:

Underware's Unibody 8-pixel font: http://www.underware.nl/site2/
index.php3?id1=unibody&id2=overview

Fonts for Flash: http://www.fontsforflash.com/

Miniml: http://miniml.com/

Grixl: http://www.grixel.gr/

If you need to have a font made for your game I'm sure these folks
can help you out. I hope you'll post a link to your game when you're
done ;-)

- Fredrik

On 15. nov. 2006, at 21.41, Wendy Fischer wrote:

> Question, where can I purchase mobile fonts or find a mobile font
> designer?
>
> We have a game that we are designing and need specially design
> fonts for the mobile phone....normal fonts aren't working and we
> don't have the expertise inhouse for typography. We want the font
> to have a certain type of look and feel, but want it to work on a
> mobile J2ME game.
>
> -Wendy
>
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