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Pokemon Script Collection - V2 by Jackster3000 Pokemon Script Collection - V2 by Jackster3000
NEW UPDATE: Version 2 is now released!

What's new:
• All the previous fonts have been reworked from scratch and are more clearly identical to that of the games
• New fonts for later games up to Pokemon Ranger 2! I will add in more games next update
• Japanese fonts from the Japanese version of these games have been added. They are available in three forms: HR for Hiragana, KT for Katakana, and AL for the Latin alphabet
• Most of the fonts here that use more than one color have been converted into PhotoFont® files!
• This font collection comes included with an all-new character map sheet designed and laid out by yours truly!

Important Notice: The actual base size for all the fonts included in this collection is 8 px.

Notes from the author:
I am happy to announce my latest version of the Pokemon Script Collection after my first one back around four years ago. After getting my hands on FontLab Studio 5 and BitFonter 3, I immediately started work on these fonts back around January. Since this font collection became rather popular thanks to the Pokemon Gijinka Community, I'd thought I'd start with this first before I do anymore fonts.

To start off, there are three filetypes in this collection. For some of the fonts, the black and white fonts, they come in both Windows FON and TrueType TTF files which you can use on any program (for sharper imagery, use the FON files instead of TTF). However, for the fonts that use color, or use more than one color (i.e. Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire and later games after that), they only come in PhotoFont® PHF files, in which you need to have Adobe Photoshop and the free plugin PhotoFont Start installed in order to use these. PhotoFont® is a rather new technology that been in existance for around three years. It relies on colored bitmap images (through a series of PNG files and a XML file compressed into one PHF file) instead of black-and-white vector images used in today's fonts. This was my main goal here to perfectly capture the look of that of the games. PhotoFont Start does have some flaws that I've encountered myself:
    • PhotoFont Start is fully-functional only in Adobe Photoshop, while FontLab's site does state that the plugin works with other programs that support Photoshop plugins, they don't work properly as it does with Photoshop (as I tried this with Adobe Illustrator)

    • The plugin does not support line or paragraph breaking, so you have to find a work-around for that

    • Re-sizing the font through the plugin will only blur it out. If you want to keep its sharpness while re-sizing, go to Edit> Preferences and select Nearest Neighbor in the Image Interpolation box under General. That way, you can resize it using the Bounding Box (while you have the font selected) without the worries of it being blurred

    • As stated before, this plugin only works in Photoshop, so if you're planning on using these PHF files on programs such as MSPaint and others, don't keep your hopes up. Windows itself doesn't support PhotoFont® files.

And since PHF files can't be installed in the Windows Font folder, you can't view them in the Character Map program either, which is why I spent another series of months creating the Character Map sheet in PDF format available with the font collection. This file shows in detail every character available for each font, as well as code points and keyboard input for those special characters included in them.

You can install the FON and TTF fonts normally through the Windows Font folder. But for PHF files, after installing Photofont Start, you can either install them by moving the PHF files into the Photofonts folder in your My Documents folder (or the Documents folder if you're using Windows Vista) or you can open up Photofont Start and click the "Install Photofonts" button at the bottom of the dialog box and install the fonts that way.

That's pretty much all there is to it. I hope you enjoy these fonts.
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Given 2011-05-04
It's obvious that a lot of work went into *DarkAngelX's creation of Pokemon Script Collection - V2. This collection of Pokémon fonts is a must-have for those that gotta catch 'em all. ( Featured by FantasyStock )
Paradi-Len-Kagamine Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much ;^l
Atlanta-Hammy Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Photosont is now payware and these are unusable..
BeautifulBay Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
thank you...
Tierage Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
What if you don't have Photoshop?
x-Darkie-x Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Student Artist
What about black and white font?
AnScathMarcach Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMGNOWAY! You have NO idea how long I've been looking for Pokemon Game Fonts! Thanks so much for making these!
Brittani752 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know you but.. BLESS YOUR SOUL!!!
CrystalNoel Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
How do I extract the fonts from the PDF that you provided.
actionless Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Forerunner-Tulia Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE YOU. thanks for getting the fonts of my favorite games :3 <3
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