CTMKF

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CTMKF
Author: Chadderz
Version: v1.0
Release date: 2016-06-27
Editors used: Font Forge, GIMP
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CTMKF (Chadderz's Terrible MK Font) is a PC and web font designed for computers with the aim of being a free and open font compatible with Mario Kart Wii's Extended Symbols. This allows game symbols such as the balloons symbol to be displayed on other devices.

The font is incredibly basic and has many graphical anomalies at various font sizes, but it is possible to recognise most symbols at all font sizes.

Usage

The font is released as both a TTF (true type font) file and as CSS web font.

TTF

On most operating systems, a font can be installed by downloading it and opening it with the default font viewer. There is typically an install button on these interfaces. This will then give most programs with access to font menus a 'CTMKF' entry which contains the special symbols.

CSS

On websites, a site should include the script <link href="http://www.chadsoft.co.uk/css/ctmkf.css" rel="Stylesheet" type="text/css" /> in the <head> tag and then the font family 'CTMKF' is usable on the website to access these symbols. Therefore, the website could include a style rule like * { font-family: 'CTMKF', Arial, Sans; }. This will use CTMKF by default for any special symbols, but will fall back to the other fonts in the list for any normal characters.

Version History

Version Date of release Information
v1 2016-06-27 First release
v1b 2016-07-14 Re-encoded TTF font using Unicode rather than symbol encoding, greatly improving compatibility with many programs.