Quantcast So... Needing a font. - WoWInterface
Thread Tools Display Modes
09-09-11, 01:29 AM   #1
Lily.Petal
A Molten Giant
 
Lily.Petal's Avatar
AddOn Author - Click to view addons
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 540
So... Needing a font.

I am /trying/ not to use a pixel font this time around for a UI, problem is: I can't seem to find a normal font that looks good with any type of border around it. It's starting to make me hate fonts >.>

So... any help on either: A font that will have a good outline to it; or B a way to make the outline look better. :<
__________________

Aggro Color to KG Panels Borders - Nibelheim
Lua Based UI Hider - Nibelheim
Custom LUA PowerText - Stuf - Nibelheim, Seerah
  Reply With Quote
09-09-11, 02:03 AM   #2
Aftermathhqt
A Molten Giant
 
Aftermathhqt's Avatar
AddOn Author - Click to view addons
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 780
Originally Posted by Lily.Petal View Post
I am /trying/ not to use a pixel font this time around for a UI, problem is: I can't seem to find a normal font that looks good with any type of border around it. It's starting to make me hate fonts >.>

So... any help on either: A font that will have a good outline to it; or B a way to make the outline look better. :<
Try mine that i use for my UI, works great and i love it
  Reply With Quote
09-09-11, 02:51 AM   #3
Lily.Petal
A Molten Giant
 
Lily.Petal's Avatar
AddOn Author - Click to view addons
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 540
Originally Posted by Game92 View Post
Try mine that i use for my UI, works great and i love it
It's actually what I am currently using, was browsing the UI feedback thread and was like SNATCH
__________________

Aggro Color to KG Panels Borders - Nibelheim
Lua Based UI Hider - Nibelheim
Custom LUA PowerText - Stuf - Nibelheim, Seerah
  Reply With Quote
09-09-11, 07:49 AM   #4
Aftermathhqt
A Molten Giant
 
Aftermathhqt's Avatar
AddOn Author - Click to view addons
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 780
Originally Posted by Lily.Petal View Post
It's actually what I am currently using, was browsing the UI feedback thread and was like SNATCH
Nice 33333333
  Reply With Quote
09-09-11, 08:56 AM   #5
Taryble
A Molten Giant
 
Taryble's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 811
You might take a look at Andika Basic or Gentium Book Basic - they're two of my favorite fonts. Very clean, easily legible (Gentium was designed for legibility, in fact).
__________________
-- Taryble
  Reply With Quote
09-09-11, 01:38 PM   #6
Aprikot
A Frostmaul Preserver
 
Aprikot's Avatar
AddOn Author - Click to view addons
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 284
I've tried sooo many it seems, but keep coming back to Myriad & Expressway for nonpixel w/outline...

Myriad Pro Semi, oUF NIN:


Expressway Free, Roth UI:


Which of course are very popular fonts so my post is probably gratuitous, but ....fonts rather excite me. :P
  Reply With Quote
09-09-11, 03:50 PM   #7
Canities
A Wyrmkin Dreamwalker
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 54
Originally Posted by Lily.Petal View Post
I am /trying/ not to use a pixel font this time around for a UI, problem is: I can't seem to find a normal font that looks good with any type of border around it. It's starting to make me hate fonts >.>

So... any help on either: A font that will have a good outline to it; or B a way to make the outline look better. :<
Aquaduct, Diavlo, Orbitron, Fanwood, Linden Hill, Raleway or Junction. All these look quite nice as a non pixel-font with a border. Out of all these, i prefer Junction but then thats my personal preference.

Last edited by Canities : 09-09-11 at 03:51 PM. Reason: typo (too much beer!)
  Reply With Quote
09-09-11, 03:52 PM   #8
Lily.Petal
A Molten Giant
 
Lily.Petal's Avatar
AddOn Author - Click to view addons
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 540
You guys are all wonderful, I will cycle through all of them and see which I like the most! Thanks again :>
__________________

Aggro Color to KG Panels Borders - Nibelheim
Lua Based UI Hider - Nibelheim
Custom LUA PowerText - Stuf - Nibelheim, Seerah
  Reply With Quote
09-09-11, 04:00 PM   #9
Canities
A Wyrmkin Dreamwalker
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 54
Originally Posted by Lily.Petal View Post
You guys are all wonderful, I will cycle through all of them and see which I like the most! Thanks again :>
As a post (slightly drunk) rambling thought, I tend to use Enigmatic with an thin outline for my UI which looks quite nice...
Again its all down to personal preference, i have a load of fonts stashed on my storage drive that i've never got around to using, becuase they aren't quite right for a UI but look nice on paper. You just have to find something that suits you and your UI, which sometimes takes a while!
  Reply With Quote
09-10-11, 12:11 AM   #10
Dura
A Murloc Raider
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 6
The Prototype font looks excellent.
  Reply With Quote

WoWInterface » AddOns, Compilations, Macros » UI Screenshots, Feedback and Design Discussion » So... Needing a font.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off