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Old 06-21-2007, 12:49 PM   #1
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Default Silkscreen, fonts for button-makers

In case you have not run into Jason Kottke’s bitmapped-looking TT fonts for button- and icon-making, the set of regular weight and bold is free and available for download at the kottke.org web site.

These are similar to Joe Gillespie’s fonts (Mini7 and others), but a bit narrower. Caps only, no special characters.

Read the page, which includes tips for use (turn off anti-aliasing, use sizes of 8 point and multiples (16, 24, etc.) for sizes below 64 point.

You can also use a free on-line button-maker using the Kottke fonts at Adam Kalsey’s Button Maker site. You enter colors, border specs, text for the right and left sides, click Submit, and get a button to order.

If you would rather just download made-up small buttons for some common items (W3C XHTML and CSS validation, RSS, etc.) already made with these fonts, check out Jeremy Hadley’s antipixel.com site.

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