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ZX SEMI

SEMI is an OCR font designed by SEMI.ORG to be used for character recognition on printed circuit boards.

This liberal bitmap-only 8x8 adaptation was made after somebody requested it on one of the forums and it takes more than a few cues from OCR-A but goes off in its own direction.

The actual font is upper-case only so I’ve had to imagine what the lower-case would be like in order to provide a full usable set.

This font works surprisingly well for most use cases.

Revelation

A 2019 BASIN production that went exploring the gap between my hand-written styles (Journey, Marais, Homestead) and humanist sans (Envious, Magic 5) etc. As my own handwriting is somewhat of a print this resonated well with me and I was pleased with the result.

This font can be used for titles but looks best for long sentences of prose and would work well in a first-person text adventure. Given the small size of the text it would also benefit from a proportional text renderer.

Protractor

I designed this font in 2018 in BASIN as an experiment.

What do you get when you try to make a font with extreme angles in an 8x8? Well, a lot of compromise for sure but that’s always par for the course.

A tight, condensed font that looks pretty cool for titles and very short runs of text.

Nicety

I originally designed Nicety back in 2006 for the BASIN package as a resource for authors but felt the need to polish it up somewhat with all new semi-bold and bold variants in 2018 in preparation for ZX Origins.

It is a nice clean easy-to-read sans-serif that is a little condensed. With a standard 8x8 renderer it looks quite spaced out but, with a proportional renderer, it can look great.

Having three weights of a font isn’t typical for an 8x8 font so if your adventure or game requires a couple of levels of emphasis this can be a great option as all three are highly readable and consistent.