Saturday, September 25, 2010

Fonts: 1 or 4?

Hi, this is Aoiblue. I would like to discuss an important topic with everyone, and that has to deal with fonts that we are using currently in Dairanger.
Currently there are 4 different fonts that we are using for the dailogue. Each for The Dairanger's (in suit), Gorma, Byakkoshinken, and everyone else. And of course, there is also making on-screen text among other things. So, as being the typesetter of the series, its quite a handfull to do, especially now that I have just entered college. Now I originally picked these fonts as, at time, I would be doing it for deaf fans who were able to know who was talking in the show. But now as we are far behind then we originally intended to be, I have this question for everyone:
Would you want to watch the shower faster, with just 1 dialogue font, or can wait longer and watch with the other fonts?

Please comment below, every comment counts! It will help us decide what route we will be taking. And yes, we do read every one of them.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

use 4 fonts don't be lazy! think about getting another typesetter

Drazic said...

I'd say go with 1 font. This has nothing to do with it taking less time though as it shouldn't save you that much time anyway. Maybe 20 minutes or so...

I just think subs switching between colours and/or fonts all the is annoying. The other three fonts you were using probably weren't Sans serif either =P.

While you're at it, get rid of the karaoke ;)

But whatever, I dont even watch Dairanger anyway xD

Klarissa said...

As a person who is deaf i really need the different fonts it really makes it more enjoyable to watch i mean in action shows its hard to tell who is talking so please keep them

lynxara said...

I'd prefer a single font and faster releases, though I don't find the four fonts used currently excessive.

Anonymous said...

Keep them it makes your different from other people's subs

Anonymous said...

Keep the four. I think it would be stupid of you to switch to one font. Also this shouldn't be what is slowing you down since changing to one font wouldn't really save you much time. Unless maybe you are just incapable of doing a few extra clicks of the mouse. Don't go all bland.

Anonymous said...

i think you should keep the 4 fonts. just because some people are unable to hear, it dosen't mean they should have a difficult time trying to do something they enjoy. yes it will take longer for releases, but your putting in more effort and even if people don't understand or thank you, people that are deaf will surely thank you and be grateful for the extra effort your putting in.

Anonymous said...

Hi I have tried to download the earlier episodes but it seems the links are missing could you please check as i would like to veiw them

thanks

Amadeus Windfall said...

Just one font is a good idea - extra fonts don't really add anything. I'd much rather see faster subs.

Shourikan said...

I think it's unlikely the changing fonts are slowing you down so much. Keep them, since it really helps deaf people and it makes your work unique.