Package Details: ttf-dotsies 1.0-9

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Package Base: ttf-dotsies
Description: Dotsies is a font that uses dots instead of letters. Dotsies is optimized for reading. The letters in each word smoosh together, so words look like shapes.
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Licenses: custom
Submitter: feilen
Maintainer: feilen
Last Packager: feilen
Votes: 9
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2012-03-11 23:53
Last Updated: 2015-06-27 17:04

Latest Comments

micwoj92 commented on 2021-05-13 10:48

Hello, could you modernize this PKGBUILD?

feilen commented on 2013-07-23 15:27

Now up to date.

tastyminerals commented on 2013-04-03 20:55

==> Validating source files with md5sums...
Dotsies.ttf ... FAILED
Dotsies%20Training%20Wheels.ttf ... Passed
Dotsies%20Wide.ttf ... Passed
Dotsies%20Context.ttf ... Passed
Dotsies%20Striped.ttf ... Passed
Dotsies%20Roman.ttf ... Passed
21-dotsies.conf ... Passed
==> ERROR: One or more files did not pass the validity check!
==> ERROR: Makepkg was unable to build ttf-dotsies.

feilen commented on 2012-08-14 23:53

Latest update: now renders curly quotes correctly.

Huulivoide commented on 2012-05-15 09:06

md5sum mismach

feilen commented on 2012-04-13 22:33

Finally fixed the problem. It had nothing to do with hinting, the real problem was that the font weight (normally a number between 0 and 210) has to be set to 400 for dotsies to work correctly. Please note that fontconfig-unaware applications may make dotsies look broken, there's no ready solution for this.

Additionally, all of the new fonts which have been created since that are also dotsies have been added. :D

feilen commented on 2012-04-11 17:42

I have updated it with the new alternatives, however there is a problem: the stripping problem is caused by font-hinting. I've attempted to make fontconfig rules to turn it off, but I'm having difficulty getting them to work. Is anyone more experienced with fontconfig?

Ape commented on 2012-04-04 15:57

This font doesn't look nice with my terminal (urxvt). There's gaps between letters and the letters are quite blurred. I'd like to have a pixel perfect font.

feilen commented on 2012-03-23 20:23

In the newer version they seem to run together quite nicely at most resolutions.

feilen commented on 2012-03-13 19:21

I think disabling font hinting under 11 points would be beneficial, but some sizes still look good with it under 11. Any suggestions?

(Try opening it in LibertyOffice and typing something out, then resizing it. See the gaps?)