Dark Forces PDA Font

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Font used in the menu screens and Kyle Katarn's PDA from Star Wars: Dark Forces, (C) 1995 LucasArts.

While there have been at least 2 previous recreations of this design (Peter 'The Hutt' Klassen's "DFFonts 1.5" FON fonts and James 'Burning Gundam' Milne's "Katarns PDF"(sic) TTF font) -- as well as a FontStruction from 2008 (Magic_Al's "Rebel Agent PDA Classic," based on Klassen's FON fonts) -- this is a wholly new version based on recent screencaptures and an FNT export.

The PDA / menu font used in the game isn't generated from a file within the game's resources; they are actually pre-rendered static images within the game's art assets. As a result, the spacing between words and after punctuation is highly variable in these pictures.  While most spaces appear to be either 3 or 4 pixels wide (or combinations thereof for doublespaces), I chose a width of 3 pixels, as it occurs more frequently than 4 pixels.

The numerals 1–3 used in the PDA screens were also located in an FNT font file that contained 0–9 and used with the in-game mapping system (along with a 'normal' S for a map's 'sub-levels,' which I located in the $ position), so the numerals are now finally screen accurate for the first time in any version.  While the apostrophe (') was reversed in-game, it has been corrected here; the original apostrophe can be found in the grave accent ` position.  The mission task's bullet point (a hollow circle) is located in the @ position.

Info: Created on Sat, 27th June . Last edited on Mon, 29th June.
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