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memel0rd
New to Scratch
36 posts

ScratchFont

Is the scratch font exclusively for Scratch?
It doesn't look like it… look what I found at the pet supply store today:



Looks like scratchfont to me.
So my question is, was is made exclusively for Scratch? Are other people allow to make stuff with it and sell it without permission?
…and if not, are the ST allowed to sue?

PrincessPanda_test_
Scratcher
1000+ posts

ScratchFont

Wow!!
Anyone, I dunno.



On a Sunday, riding my bike,
I notice, I notice, different things that look alike
On a Sunday, riding my bike,
I notice, I notice, many many things that look alike





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Individuality
Scratcher
36 posts

ScratchFont

I just compared it to the Scratch Wiki image of the Scratch font here, and yup, it`s exactly the same.
Individuality
Scratcher
36 posts

ScratchFont

Here is the image:
djdolphin
Scratcher
1000+ posts

ScratchFont

I think ScratchFont is released under the Open Font License, so it can be used for anything.

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cheddargirl
Scratch Team
1000+ posts

ScratchFont

The Scratch Font was actually from a free font website. It's not surprising to see it being used elsewhere. “Scratch Font” is simply the name others give it around here being that it was used for the Scratch logo.

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Firedrake969
Scratcher
1000+ posts

ScratchFont

cheddargirl wrote:

The Scratch Font was actually from a free font website. It's not surprising to see it being used elsewhere. “Scratch Font” is simply the name others give it around here being that it was used for the Scratch logo.
What's the “real” name of the font?

'17 rickoid

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PrincessPanda_test_
Scratcher
1000+ posts

ScratchFont

Yeah we want to know!



On a Sunday, riding my bike,
I notice, I notice, different things that look alike
On a Sunday, riding my bike,
I notice, I notice, many many things that look alike





Click the image for something special!

Wanna collab on something Sonic?
cheddargirl
Scratch Team
1000+ posts

ScratchFont

Firedrake969 wrote:

cheddargirl wrote:

The Scratch Font was actually from a free font website. It's not surprising to see it being used elsewhere. “Scratch Font” is simply the name others give it around here being that it was used for the Scratch logo.
What's the “real” name of the font?
To be honest, I don't know. I know it once described as a type of graffiti font in e-mail conversations. Perhaps one of the older developers might know the actual name.

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MegaApuTurkUltra
Scratcher
1000+ posts

ScratchFont

Firedrake969 wrote:

cheddargirl wrote:

The Scratch Font was actually from a free font website. It's not surprising to see it being used elsewhere. “Scratch Font” is simply the name others give it around here being that it was used for the Scratch logo.
What's the “real” name of the font?
^^

I see "http://hjem.get2net.dk/jfischer" in the TTF file but I can't connect to it.
Edit: It's on archive.org! Doing some detective work…wait
Edit 2: Possible match: https://www.myfonts.com/fonts/pizzadude/plumbsky/
It's not free but it looks very similar

Last edited by MegaApuTurkUltra (Feb. 25, 2015 23:51:59)


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liam48D
Scratcher
1000+ posts

ScratchFont

MegaApuTurkUltra wrote:

Firedrake969 wrote:

cheddargirl wrote:

The Scratch Font was actually from a free font website. It's not surprising to see it being used elsewhere. “Scratch Font” is simply the name others give it around here being that it was used for the Scratch logo.
What's the “real” name of the font?
^^

I see "http://hjem.get2net.dk/jfischer" in the TTF file but I can't connect to it.
Edit: It's on archive.org! Doing some detective work…wait
Edit 2: Possible match: https://www.myfonts.com/fonts/pizzadude/plumbsky/
It's not free but it looks very similar
That last one looks nice and similar but it's definitely not

cheddargirl wrote:

from a free font website

or

djdolphin wrote:

released under the Open Font License.

It costs twenty dollars.

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memel0rd
New to Scratch
36 posts

ScratchFont

Found it.

…although it's from a dangerous website and has a slightly offensive name.

Firedrake969
Scratcher
1000+ posts

ScratchFont

memel0rd wrote:

Found it.

…although it's from a dangerous website and has a slightly offensive name.
Could you comment it on my profile and I'll delete it afterwards?

'17 rickoid

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memel0rd
New to Scratch
36 posts

ScratchFont

Firedrake969 wrote:

memel0rd wrote:

Found it.

…although it's from a dangerous website and has a slightly offensive name.
Could you comment it on my profile and I'll delete it afterwards?
AVG was screaming with alerts, but sure.

Found a different one with no viruses. I'll post that one on your profile.

Last edited by memel0rd (Feb. 26, 2015 00:54:13)


djdolphin
Scratcher
1000+ posts

ScratchFont

Hmm… I can see why the Scratch Team didn't use the font's real name.

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MegaApuTurkUltra
Scratcher
1000+ posts

ScratchFont

djdolphin wrote:

Hmm… I can see why the Scratch Team didn't use the font's real name.
Aha, so it was pizzadude. Good detective work

It looks legit, however it seems the ST worked a bit on the quality
http://i.gyazo.com/201bd84ecbf4f33025dea1b172423cb2.png

+1 to archive.org for having archives of that site. U da real MVP

Last edited by MegaApuTurkUltra (Feb. 26, 2015 02:28:35)


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aoloe
Scratcher
4 posts

ScratchFont

hi

after having “read” the content of the font file, i can confirm that it's very likely a font by Jakob Fischer.

his site says that his fonts are shareware, that they are free for personal use. otherwise, you have to buy one font from him to be able to use all his fonts.

but: reading further in the font that is linked from this forum, it suggests that the font is called “Black boys on moped” and that it can be freely distributed. It does not say if it's free to use, but one could understand that.

i've found the font on dafont.com and it says there, that it's free for personnal use:

http://www.dafont.com/black-boys-on-moped.font

i also used the wayback machine (archive.org) to check the webpage that mr. Fischer mentions in the font itself and it also says: “Feel free to download and/or distribute any font on these pages”

use is not mentioned either.

in my eyes, it's not a free font and should not be used for the scratch project. (that's a general problem with the concept of personall use and non commercial…)
but it would make my life much easier if i could use it!

the question is, what mr. fischer meant at that time. as far i can tell, he can change the license for the new downloads, but we might still be bound to the original copyiright conditions.

i've sent a message to mr. fischer and i will post here is answer, if i get one.

have a nice start to the week
a.l.e
aoloe
Scratcher
4 posts

ScratchFont

btw, i understood only after posting my contribution, what you meant by “slightly offensive name”.

a quick search in the internet shows that the name is likely not meant to be offensive.

happy to live in a non-hypersensitive world…
a.l.e

p.s.: and i also clicked on “report” and thought it was saying “reply”… * dyslexia.

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