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Post Mar 2nd '09, 17:13

A font inspired by Marathon. Currently version 0.1. Update coming soon though.
ChristTrekker

Post Mar 3rd '09, 02:17

You spelled "Marapfhont" wrong.
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Post Mar 3rd '09, 14:01

Jim wrote:You spelled "Marapfhont" wrong.

Oh fiddle faddle. I suppose you've never made a typo. Do you have anything substantive to add?
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Post Mar 3rd '09, 15:03

ChristTrekker wrote:...fiddle faddle...

nice. haven't heard that one in a while.

It's kinda hard to judge, though, given the size of the characters. Would FontForge let you use MARATHON 2 as the example sentence?

edit: Hey, speaking of FontForge, would you happen to know about a native Windows version? I hate Cygwin.
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effigy

Post Mar 3rd '09, 15:33

effigy wrote:It's kinda hard to judge, though, given the size of the characters. Would FontForge let you use MARATHON 2 as the example sentence?

edit: Hey, speaking of FontForge, would you happen to know about a native Windows version? I hate Cygwin.

Size of the characters? Install the font and type something in your favorite WP at 100 pt.

AFAICT there will probably never be a native Mac/Win version of FontForge. George seems content to let it be an X11 app.
ChristTrekker

Post Mar 3rd '09, 15:42

Um...in Windows (I thought in Mac, too) you are able to open the TTF and see a preview with out installing:
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Maybe there's an option in FontForge to change the brown fox crap to MARATHON 2. I'll look later, I guess.

I know it's been around in it's current state for awhile. The reason I ask is that I had found a Japanese site a couple years ago that was either offering one or promising one. I don't recall which. Seems like I downloaded it but it didn't install...maybe I'll poke around some for it.

edit: from what I can tell, it looks o.k., though.
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effigy

Post Mar 3rd '09, 16:24

effigy wrote:Um...in Windows (I thought in Mac, too) you are able to open the TTF and see a preview with out installing:

Ah, OK, I see what you mean... Yeah the larger-size phrase doesn't help much when you only get two of the characters. Try grabbing the new 0.2 version.

BTW, Windows will think the font is installed as long as that preview window is open. So you can preview, open a WP, type some text, and set it in that font.
ChristTrekker

Post Mar 3rd '09, 17:36

ChristTrekker wrote:...Try grabbing the new 0.2 version.

Are you posting that here?


ChristTrekker wrote:BTW, Windows will think the font is installed as long as that preview window is open. So you can preview, open a WP, type some text, and set it in that font.

Cool, I'll have to try that sometime.
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effigy

Post Mar 3rd '09, 18:50

effigy wrote:Are you posting that here?

Same URL as above.
ChristTrekker

Post Jul 17th '09, 22:33

I've posted version 0.4 just so you wouldn't think I was dead. Lots of tweaking left to do, but it's getting closer!
ChristTrekker

Post Jul 18th '09, 02:30

did you try Marathon Infinity/themes/default/bankgthd.ttf?

this font is what i think of when i think of Marapfhont
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Post Jul 18th '09, 15:24

tehWastedJamacan wrote:/bankgthd.ttf?

Bank Gothic is indeed used by Bungie, and is the other "Marathon font" along with Modula Tall. There is no free version of it, either.
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Post Jun 29th '10, 20:01

Sorry to revive this old thread, but great job! Commercial fonts always seemed like a joke to me.
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Post Jul 3rd '10, 19:24

Doesn't the story page say somewhere what the name of the font in the manual is? (cuz, I don't think they just invented it...)
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Post Jul 3rd '10, 21:15

Where did you get the Marathon font you have on your page?

The "Marathon font" is in fact call Modula Tall. It is a commercial font sold by Emigre Inc. The font comes as part of a Tall Pack.

As the Modula Tall font is a commercial font please don't ask me to send you a copy. Thanks.

The font used in the Marathon manuals is Bank Gothic. Again this is a commercial font available from Bitstream on their Bitstream Collection 250 Font CD. Rumor has it that the font was also available with some Mac Performa models. If you know which ones let me know. Thanks.


Quoted from the Marathon Story Page FAQ.
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Post Aug 5th '10, 19:19

Thanks man, I was looking for this type of font!
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Post Sep 20th '10, 05:34

404 error...can anyone re upload it?
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HunterOfShadows

Post Sep 20th '10, 05:47

HunterOfShadows wrote:404 error...can anyone re upload it?

http://www.pfhorums.com/index.php?s=&s...ost&p=66805
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Post Sep 20th '10, 16:36

Ah thank you
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HunterOfShadows

Post Nov 4th '10, 17:24

The currently posted version is 0.6. Sorry I didn't mention it here sooner. After installing, you can see most of the non-alphanumeric characters here. Of particular note are the dingbats in the Private Use range. [a1logo] The offer is still open to scenario creators?send me a high-res of your logo, and I'll try to work it in.

The new Unicode 6.0 standard adds official codepoints for symbols to represent an alien, and a gun. I'm very tempted to try to convert a S'pht and the MA-75 or Magnum into dingbats also. [MSmile]

If you're actually using this font for anything other than your own amusement, or have found anything that's not working right, please post here and let me know! Thanks! [MUp]
ChristTrekker

Post Nov 4th '10, 20:05

There's this old Mac game called Troubled Souls that uses Modula Tall. What's interesting is that the creator was Randy Reddig, who was on the Marathon Infinity team.

You can download Troubled Souls at the Macintosh Garden.


By the way, nice font, ChristTrekker. ;)
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Post Nov 5th '10, 04:39

President People wrote:There's this old Mac game called Troubled Souls that uses Modula Tall. What's interesting is that the creator was Randy Reddig, who was on the Marathon Infinity team.

Not when this came out he wasn't. Back then he was just a lowly AFC hanging around AOL Keyword:BUNGIE.

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Post Nov 19th '10, 08:51

ChristTrekker wrote:The new Unicode 6.0 standard adds official codepoints for symbols to represent an alien, and a gun. I'm very tempted to try to convert a S'pht and the MA-75 or Magnum into dingbats also. [MSmile]

I succumbed to the temptation...there's now a dingbat of a S'pht and a Hulk. [MLaugh]
ChristTrekker

Post Mar 17th '11, 20:23

Version 0.8 now.

Offer's still open to artists?submit your scenario icon, and I'll make it a dingbat.
ChristTrekker

Post Mar 20th '11, 20:44

ChristTrekker wrote:Version 0.8 now.

Offer's still open to artists�submit your scenario icon, and I'll make it a dingbat.

link?
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