Bug 212984 - [NEW PORT] x11-fonts/oldschool-pc-fonts: remakes of various type styles from text-mode era PCs
Summary: [NEW PORT] x11-fonts/oldschool-pc-fonts: remakes of various type styles from ...
Status: Closed FIXED
Alias: None
Product: Ports & Packages
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Individual Port(s) (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
: --- Affects Some People
Assignee: Jan Beich
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Reported: 2016-09-25 12:37 UTC by Matthew Rezny
Modified: 2016-09-30 10:05 UTC (History)
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add x11-fonts/oldschool-pc-fonts (7.09 KB, patch)
2016-09-25 12:37 UTC, Matthew Rezny
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Description Matthew Rezny freebsd_committer 2016-09-25 12:37:50 UTC
Created attachment 175155 [details]
add x11-fonts/oldschool-pc-fonts

The Ultimate Oldschool PC Font Pack started out with the idea of paying tribute to ancient PCs and their bitmapped, pre-GUI typography (if you can call it that). It was inspired by similar efforts that cover other vintage machines: classic system fonts from the Amiga, C64, Apple II, Mac, ZX Spectrum, Atari 8-bit/ST etc. are all celebrated. On the other hand, the IBM PC and its clones seem to get little love... except for that one VGA text mode font (which has been remade numerous times, to varying degrees of success).

This collection is here to remedy that, and to bring you pixel-perfect remakes of various type styles from text-mode era PCs - in modern, multi-platform, Unicode-compatible TrueType form (plus straight bitmap versions).

Although the goal is to make it a complete resource, the main focus is on hardware character sets: the kind that's located in a ROM chip on the system board or graphics card, which is what you'd see by default when working in text (or graphics) mode. Software-loadable fonts are also within the scope of this collection (if associated with a particular machine or display system), so some of these have also made it in.
Comment 1 commit-hook freebsd_committer 2016-09-30 10:03:54 UTC
A commit references this bug:

Author: jbeich
Date: Fri Sep 30 10:03:16 UTC 2016
New revision: 422977
URL: https://svnweb.freebsd.org/changeset/ports/422977

Log:
  x11-fonts/oldschool-pc-fonts: add new port

  PR:		212984
  Submitted by:	matthew@reztek.cz

  The Ultimate Oldschool PC Font Pack started out with the idea of paying tribute
  to ancient PCs and their bitmapped, pre-GUI typography (if you can call it
  that). It was inspired by similar efforts that cover other vintage machines:
  classic system fonts from the Amiga, C64, Apple II, Mac, ZX Spectrum,
  Atari 8-bit/ST etc. are all celebrated. On the other hand, the IBM PC and its
  clones seem to get little love... except for that one VGA text mode font
  (which has been remade numerous times, to varying degrees of success).

  This collection is here to remedy that, and to bring you pixel-perfect remakes
  of various type styles from text-mode era PCs - in modern, multi-platform,
  Unicode-compatible TrueType form (plus straight bitmap versions).

  Although the goal is to make it a complete resource, the main focus is on
  hardware character sets: the kind that's located in a ROM chip on the system
  board or graphics card, which is what you'd see by default when working in
  text (or graphics) mode. Software-loadable fonts are also within the scope of
  this collection (if associated with a particular machine or display system),
  so some of these have also made it in.

  http://int10h.org/oldschool-pc-fonts/

Changes:
  head/x11-fonts/Makefile
  head/x11-fonts/oldschool-pc-fonts/
  head/x11-fonts/oldschool-pc-fonts/Makefile
  head/x11-fonts/oldschool-pc-fonts/distinfo
  head/x11-fonts/oldschool-pc-fonts/pkg-descr
  head/x11-fonts/oldschool-pc-fonts/pkg-plist