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Hiragana Katakana fonts...

on: April 23, 2008, 03:20:06 pm
Hi all...

Just wondering if anyone had ever tried knocking up katakana/hiragana fonts in 8x8's?

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Re: Hiragana Katakana fonts...

Reply #1 on: April 23, 2008, 04:34:39 pm
knocking up?

i'm sure some were pixelled for the gameboy etc, though i've never tried myself (don't have the same fascination with asia as many people...not that fascination is a bad thing, I'm taking Arabic next semester)
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Re: Hiragana Katakana fonts...

Reply #2 on: April 23, 2008, 04:52:28 pm
I don't know much about japanese language, but I think if you need references, an old (NES, GB, GBA) japanese Zelda title (or the like, with much text) should provide enough inspiration. With a sprite / tile ripper you should be able to extract every needed character as reference.

Here's a link with some screenshots containing japanese text (Arne's Webpage)

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Re: Hiragana Katakana fonts...

Reply #3 on: April 24, 2008, 07:17:01 am
Hi Baccaman21  ;D

Did this for fun, good luck with your search.


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Re: Hiragana Katakana fonts...

Reply #4 on: April 24, 2008, 04:23:18 pm
This one is quite nice, though it does not have uniform-width characters: http://www2.wind.ne.jp/maniackers/Hachipochi.html

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Re: Hiragana Katakana fonts...

Reply #5 on: April 28, 2008, 08:15:17 am
thnx chaps... much appreciated ;)

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Re: Hiragana Katakana fonts...

Reply #6 on: May 06, 2008, 11:45:03 am
I made a monowidth katakana one.  I'll do the hiragana if anyone's interested, though that'll be a lot harder to squeeze into 8x8.

Edit: numbers and punctuation
« Last Edit: May 06, 2008, 02:37:24 pm by megane »
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Re: Hiragana Katakana fonts...

Reply #7 on: May 06, 2008, 02:13:33 pm
What did you reference? 'cause I can see several characters missing and non-existant characters in your sheet....
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Re: Hiragana Katakana fonts...

Reply #8 on: May 06, 2008, 02:17:48 pm
Memory.  What did I forget/add? atrkhmnswy, vd gbpnz, then the half-sized ones...  i think that's all of them? ???
Edit: yeah, vis: http://www.saiga-jp.com/img/character/japanese_language/hiragana_katakana_list.gif
The ones I have that they don't are: va-vi-vu-ve-vo (a-i-u-e-o with the two dots) and half-size a-i-u-e-o; both of these are for constructing sounds not native to Japanese (such as "di," which is written de-small i).

Edit v: ahh, ok, fixing
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Re: Hiragana Katakana fonts...

Reply #9 on: May 06, 2008, 02:38:22 pm
WA is missing.
Also there is no A, I, E O with ", only U.

And ideally you should put them in order, you know:
A I U E O
KA KI KU KE KO
SA SHI SU SE SO
TA CHI TSU TE TO
NA NI NU NE NO
HA HI FU HE HO
MA MI MU ME MO
YA - YU - YO
RA RI RU RE RO
WA WO N
« Last Edit: May 06, 2008, 02:42:01 pm by Panda »