Making and using sprite Fonts for Game Maker: Studio

I noticed that displaying text with Game Maker: Studio was not optimal in terms of quality and flexibility, especially when playing with the size of the characters. Besides, there isn’t much possibilities to customize the look of the fonts (apart from the color).

This is why I dug a little in the usage of sprite fonts.

 

Sources

Custom Sprite Fonts topic on GM:S forum
http://gmc.yoyogames.com/index.php?showtopic=528281

Sprite Font Builder
GM:S topichttp://gmc.yoyogames.com/index.php?showtopic=638131
Websitehttp://spritefont.altervista.org/

Alternate Sprite Font Builder
http://www.johnwordsworth.com/2014/05/sprite-font-builder-version-0-8-0-released/

Font Express from the Yoyo sandbox website
http://sandbox.yoyogames.com/games/156692/download

ShoeBox
http://renderhjs.net/shoebox/extractSprites.htm
http://renderhjs.net/shoebox/bitmapFont.htm

Bitfontmaker 2
http://www.pentacom.jp/pentacom/bitfontmaker2/

FontStruct
http://fontstruct.com/

 

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