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@Karen: Depending on what operating system you are using (e.g. Mac or windows), there will be different pathways to installing the fonts.
Mac: these videos seem to do the trick - https://www.fontspring.com/support/installing/how-do-i-install-fonts-on-my-mac OR you can use Font Book - https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT201749
If you are using another system, you can doing a quick web search :)
Thanks for sending the fonts to me. Now what do I do with them? How do I use them? Help! :-)
Come one guys! Any update?
Could we please get an update on the status of this project? If it is "nearly done" a month ago can we expect to see a response any time soon? I am hopeful that this is done sooner rather than later, and don't understand what the delay could have been that would put us into February???
This project is matching the bs delays that are becoming Kickstarter's signature. No updates for two months? How does KS even allow this?
What's going on? Is the stuff from the second-to-last update almost done?
What is the current status? Where's my font?
@Eduardo: We hear your frustration and we are very sorry for the delay. As you can imagine we're also really keen to finish up and are doing as much as we can to wrap things up ;) Please do bear with us as work together with our collaborators to deliver a polished product. Thanks for your understanding!
OK, I know it's not in "Aerial Bold," but your email this morning came right after the email from the Demolition Depot.
Hi there! When are you supposed to be done with this project? I can't even remember when it was its due date. Why don't you release to us what you've got till now as a compensation for the huge delay?
@Wesley: Thanks for reaching out! Benedikt and I will release a quick update this weekend. We're nearly close to finishing things up, but are still doing data processing and some web development. In the meantime we've been arranging as much of the reward packages as possible. Keep your eye out for the update and thanks for your patience!
I have not heard anything in a long time. What is the current status? Thanks
@ChistopherFloden: Hi! Thanks for the inquiry. We expect the fonts to be finished by the end of June/Early July, but because of the way that Kickstarter structures the reward survey, our understanding is that we can only send out one survey for our entire campaign. While the fonts will be ready, we will still need to hash out the details of how to deliver the other rewards. Once we figure out how we will package the other rewards, then sending the font will be no problem. We hope you can expect this in the next two months or so. We will be sure to keep you posted on the developments. Thanks for understanding.
When do you plan to deliver the font to backers please?
@julian: This might have to be for the delux edition ;) Thanks for sending!
Can we get the Millennium Falcon into the font?
When do you plan to deliver the font to the backers? Thanks
@Nikita: Great question, but we're not quite sure to which print you are referring. We do plan to make some fancy visualizations and maps and some other related work, but for now nothing in print... only time will tell!
When can I expect the print?
@Julian: At the moment we'll go through the English A-Z, but depending on our success and a bit of luck, those characters might emerge. We'll keep you all updated as the project progresses. Fingers crossed!
Happy that we helped by backing. Would you back us? you'll appreciate the aesthetics...
Great news about you getting your funding - any chance that you can look for the three Swedish letters å/Å, ä/Ä and ö/Ö ?
Best of luck. J
Thanks for the reply! I'll definitely pledge $5 for a sticker R.
Can't wait for the font!
@Kathleen: Apologies for the late reply. We’re handling the usual chaos and trying our best to get back to everyone with reasonable speed :) To answer your question, we certainly are playing our cards with an open hand. We would love to have a full set of upper and lower case letters and basic punctuation, but it all depends really on the availability of those features on earth and how well our image processing algorithms interpret those shapes. So, at the moment, we can’t confirm or deny anything, but we will begin to get a better idea once we start the letterform search. Thanks for your support and your question!
Are there plans to include lowercase letters and punctuation? Thanks!
@ChrisConroy: Thanks so much! Your feedback has been super helpful. We're lucky to have your support through this process!
@RyanSemendinger: We've received a few requests for stickers and it is certainly not impossible, however we haven't ruled it out completely. Stay tuned! Thanks!
@FrankLaughlin: Thanks for your question. Please see our updated FAQ under:
"What do the tools/code/algorithms package ($70) look like? Is it a cloud-based tool? Is it a tool packaged in an .EXE or .DMG?"
We hope this is clear and understandable. Many thanks for your support!
Congratulations Benedikt and Joey! I'm so glad the project got funded. Your previous collaboration was so cool I can't wait to see how this turns out.
A question about the $70 pledge with access to the tools. Would this be a downloadable EXE to open a local image on my computer to extract shapes of letters to create a usable font or would it be a log in to a cloud-based tool of yours to perform the same task of creating our own usable font by uploading our own images? I'm also guessing this isn't restricted to just satellite images but any random image we take (i.e. ground level of the backyard or a random wall inside of a building, etc)
Would you consider making stickers a prize for a $5 pledge? I would love a sticker "R" from this font.
@ Michael: Thanks!
@ Kevin: If all goes well, then shouldn't be a problem!
From one mapniac to another: Great project. Love it.
I want to see you spell out Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
@Berke: The goal is to have it as an openfont/truetype format so that it can be used in any program that accepts a normal or general font. Please see here for more info: http://www.adobe.com/products/type/opentype.html - We'll post an update to the FAQ soon to make sure everyone has the same understanding as well. Great questions! Thanks!
Can i ise these formats on photoshop or illustrator ?
@Berke: Yes! the $10 pledge includes your name (in PNG format) and the Aerial Bold opentype font. Hope this okay!
@ Everyone: Thanks for your support! Fingers crossed!
Hi does to 10$ pledge includes the letters in high definition png or JPEG format ?
I've always loved typography and maps. This is a wonderful idea. Good luck with the project!
Good luck with the kickstarter!