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Font name in prosilver buttons

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 10:24 am
by ESQARE
What the name of font used in prosilver buttons? My problem like at this topic. I'm using Myriad and Arial font in photoshop, but i cant making correct letters. Anyone can help me?

Re: Font name in prosilver buttons

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 2:47 pm
by SHS`
It should be Helvetica Neue 75 Bold (http://www.fonts.com/findfonts/detail.htm?pid=201473) and Helvetica Neue 55 Roman (http://www.fonts.com/findfonts/detail.htm?pid=201471).

edit by dhn: This are the correct fonts! We apologise for the misleading information before. :)

Re: Font name in prosilver buttons

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 4:34 pm
by Acyd Burn
Moved to this forum for translators to easily find it. ;)

Re: Font name in prosilver buttons

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 6:58 pm
by ESQARE
Thanks :)

Re: Font name in prosilver buttons

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 6:27 pm
by poyntesm
So I take it there was a change of plan from the statement dhn made on a51??
dhn wrote: The new style will also use freely available fonts for the buttons to make internationalisation quick, cheap, and easy.


While I understand its your style and you can choose what you feels best suited to it, but thought the move to a free font would welcomed by the community.

Re: Font name in prosilver buttons

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 2:42 am
by SHS`
poyntesm wrote: So I take it there was a change of plan from the statement dhn made on a51??

While I understand its your style and you can choose what you feels best suited to it, but thought the move to a free font would welcomed by the community.


Firstly, a phpBB with prosilver bundled hasn't been released, nor has the prosilver SDK. People asked what font was used for the current images... and you got what you asked, Helvetica Neue. ;)

However, the SDK will most probably use Arial (Arial Unicode MS is a good match at the sizes used in prosilver, with a bit of Photoshop font/weight tweaking).

Still, if those doing localised imagesets really want to use Helvetiva Neue (and its Cyrillic & Greek variants, if applicable), they are welcome too. Still, scripts like Arabic, Han (Hanzi (in-Chinese)/Kanji (in-Japanese)/Hanja (in-Korean)/Hán Tự (in-Vietnamese Chữ Nôm)), Hiragana/Katagana, Hangul, Ethiopic, et cetera, will need to have a suitable font found.

Re: Font name in prosilver buttons

Posted: Sun May 20, 2007 1:07 pm
by dhn
As per my announcement, Arial is simply a shameless copy of Helvetica. We didn't use Arial because Helvetica in the end gives you more flexibility and looks cleaner. But the difference is neglectable to untrained eyes and it will look almost the same.

Re: Font name in prosilver buttons

Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 11:16 am
by Kail
Indeed, Arial is a poor clone but it's even available on Macintosh nowadays. I wish Tom had considered using a free font, preferable OpenType font, instead of a commercial one. Both Helvetica and Arial are licensed, even though the latter is very common. There are hundreds of quality OTF fonts available, here's just a selection:
http://www.alvit.de/blog/article/20-bes ... cial-fonts