Oolite Fonts

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Overview

The standard Helvetica font in Oolite is functional and pleasant enough, but let's face it: it's not the most exciting font to look at. Changing the font can give Oolite a completely different look and feel, and help make the game look fresh.

This page is intended to bring together all the information on the various font files available for Oolite, to display a sample of each one, and provide download links for each one.

Note on icons: icons are often included in the fonts. See Icons beneath.

Installation

Unlike other OXP's, you can only have one font file active at any one time. To install one of these font files, download the OXP to your AddOns folders, then hold the shift-key down while starting Oolite until the spinning Cobra appears. Alternatively, you can download each of these files through the download manager. They are all listed in the "Ambience" section, and all have a name starting with "Font".

If you attempt to install more than one font file, only the last one which the game loads will take effect.

Available Fonts

There are, at the time of writing, 9 different font files available for Oolite. Click on any of the images to see a full size version.


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3D

Description: Uses the standard Oolite font but adds a subtle 3d effect to the characters.
Download v1.0: Font3D.oxz (downloaded 1683 times).

Version Released License Features Category Author(s) Feedback
1.0 2015-03-29 CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 Fonts Ambience OXPs Vincentz Oolite BB

Note: this font does not feature Vincentz's new icons for economies (see below), rather using the standard agricultural/industrial icons .


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Dangerous Square

Description: (from BB post) "Yet another font from Elite: Dangerous into Oolite: the modern squarish one (or at least something sufficiently similar to it)."
Download v1.2: FontDangerousSquare.oxz (downloaded 2159 times).

Version Released License Features Category Author(s) Feedback
1.2 2015-11-27 CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 Fonts Ambience OXPs edgepixel Oolite BB


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Discognate

Description: Font by TepidMonkey (tepidmonkey@yahoo.com), http://www.fontframe.com/tepidmonkey
Download v2.0: FontDiscognate.oxz (downloaded 441 times).

Version Released License Features Category Author(s) Feedback
2.0 2018-01-19 Free for commercial use Fonts Ambience OXPs phkb Oolite BB


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Dosis

Description: Font based on Google's webfont 'Dosis' designed by Edgar Tolentino and Pablo Impallari, as used by the game 'Elite:Dangerous', with icons from edgepixel's 'Dangerous Square' font.
Notes: edgepixel originally released this font under the name "Dangerous", however he did not attach a license to the pack, which means that no updates could be made to the pack. Therefore, the "Dangerous" font pack is no longer available from the download manager and this new version, called "Dosis" is available instead. The original version is still available if you want it.
Download v1.0: FontDosis.oxz (downloaded 967 times).
Download v1.1: FontDangerous.oxz (downloaded 530 times). Please note that this download does not have a license and is only available for historic reasons.

Version Released License Features Category Author(s) Feedback
1.1 2020-05-05 Open Font License (OFL) Fonts Ambience OXPs edgepixel Oolite BB


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NovaSquare

Description: Font by Wojciech Kalinowski (wmk69@o2.pl) https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Nova+Square
Download v1.3: FontNovaSquare.oxz (downloaded 415 times).

Version Released License Features Category Author(s) Feedback
1.3 2018-01-19 Open Font Licence 1.1 Fonts Ambience OXPs phkb Oolite BB


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OCR A Extended

Description: A complete implementation of the OCR A Extended font (http://cooltext.com/download-font-ocr+a+extended), improving on the Standalone font.
Download v1.3: FontOCRAExtended.oxz (downloaded 1240 times).

Version Released License Features Category Author(s) Feedback
1.3 2018-01-26 CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 Fonts Ambience OXPs phkb Oolite BB


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Standalone

Description: The Deepspace ships OXP used a font file based on the OCR A font. However, the license of the Deepspace OXP didn't allow it to be updated or to have the font file extracted. So Commander Zireael built a new font file based on the same character set and named it the "Standalone Font".
Download v1.0: FontStandalone.oxz (downloaded 1070 times).
Notes: This font file doesn't include all the characters in the OCR A font. For languages other than English the original Oolite font file characters will be used.

Version Released License Features Category Author(s) Feedback
1.1 2015-06-24 CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 Fonts Ambience OXPs Zireael Oolite BB

Special version with Vincentz's New Deal economics icons: Download


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Tty

Description: Based on the font 'Cella' designed by Volker Busse at http://www.fontpalace.com/font-download/Cella/.
Download v0.6: FontTty.oxz (downloaded 977 times).
Notes: This font file doesn't include all the characters in the 'Cella' font. For languages other than English the original Oolite font file characters will be used.

Version Released License Features Category Author(s) Feedback
0.6 2015-06-20 CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 Fonts Ambience OXPs Kaks‎ Oolite BB


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Xolonium

Description: Based on the font designed by Severin Meyer at http://openfontlibrary.org/en/font/xolonium. A Futuristic font with a focus on readability.
Download v1.3: FontXolonium.oxz (downloaded 1579 times).

Version Released License Features Category Author(s) Feedback
1.3 2018-01-26 Open Font License (OFL) Fonts Ambience OXPs phkb Oolite BB


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Other Fonts

IosevkaAile

Font-IosevkaAile.oxp: See GitHub] for the Download

See How to create new font OXPs? for the discussion

Author: cafuneandchill (2021)


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Font Problems

No visible text

This issue sometimes occurs when one has attempted to build Oolite on a Linux computer, after downloading the source from GitHub, rather than using the installation package from Oolite.org.

See here (2021) and here (2020) for discussions/solutions.


Creating Fonts

See Phkb's post here for details and relevant software packages (2021).


KZ9999's icon variants
Vincentz's icon variants for New Deal
Cim's icon variants for SOTL Altmap

Icons

There are a number of different variants for the standard Oolite set of icons.

  • KZ9999's are for standard Oolite. See here.
  • Vincentz's are for his unfinished oxp radically rejigging Oolite's economics.
  • Cim's are for his new experimental game using the Oolite engine.
  • Murgh's below were assembled for this wiki

Logo64 Anarchy.png Logo64 Feudal.png Logo64 MultiGovernment.png Logo64 Dictatorship.png Logo64 Communism.png Logo64 Confederacy.png Logo64 Democracy.png Logo64 CorporateState.png

Logo64 PoorAgricultural.png Logo64 AverageAgricultural.png Logo64 RichAgricultural.png Logo64 MainlyAgricultural.png Logo64 MainlyIndustrial.png Logo64 PoorIndustrial.png Logo64 AverageIndustrial.png Logo64 RichIndustrial.png