Alright m8s, it's time for a scanlation/typesetting/editing thread, since there's one FUCKING NEVER.
I'll start off with sharing something -- a font pack! In short, this is to have YOU stop fucking using Anime Ace 2.0 and Wild Words for everything.
The fonts in it are in the image.
How about I use Comic Sans for everything instead?
Fonts that appear to look like bad handwriting sacrifice legibility. You should use Courier.
Oh yeah I included one more font.
Not that you give a shit anyway.
Make sure it's also in Paint :^)
>not fixed width
>not distinguishing every character
It's called "monospace', anon.
>Robot character in a manga speaks
>Font isn't Fixedsys
>Jan 22 03:15:46 Rakka.local StuffIt Expander <Info>: Starting 'Expand an archive' with 'file://localhost/Users/anon/Downloads/Fonts.7z'
>Jan 22 03:15:46 Rakka.local StuffIt Expander <Info>: Moving '/Users/anon/Downloads/Fonts.7z' to trash
>Jan 22 03:15:46 Rakka.local StuffIt Expander <Info>: 'Expand an archive' results:
Tried opening your shit .7z file and nothing appears.
What the fuck.
B-but I like wild words
Maybe you downloaded it wrong but even if you didn't just use 7-Zip you dumb nerd.
Don't you think it looks like shit?
read a book
I noticed that downloading it right from Mega, the file saves pretty quickly.
Were you using a download manager or something?
Holy shit, they made their own font?
Nope, just Chrome 34.0.1797.2 dev.
No, that's just the name of the font.
Damn, these are really good. I'm pretty amateur so I haven't heard of 80% of them and it makes me wish I could go back and make better choices typesetting what I've already worked on. A ton of thanks for this.
Just out of curiousity, what have you already worked on?
So, someone gave me recently high quality raws of something I had been working on from internet releases. When cleaning them, I'm having a problem with the MC's hair (and sometimes in other places): banding.
I was wondering, how do you guys fix it when that happens?
Can you give an example page?
Sure, give me a minute.
Time for shameless self advertising.
Just released an H-doujin.
Yes I'm shit at cleaning/typesetting/redrawing because I'm new as fuck. Be gentle.
>Anime Ace 2
None of that shit even matters to anyone who isn't autistic anyway.
Here. i tried a lot of things with this page, so it looks a little off, but you can still see what I meant.
>anyone who isn't autistic
Thank you. I've been practicing typesetting when I'm bored because I've been wanting to join a group to help speed up the release of a series I'm in love with. I only have the built in fonts though, and they look pretty bad.
All sub/scan groups and members are unrepentant attention whores of the worst kind. If you support them you are MAL level pleb tier scum. Learn you moon and free yourself from their slavery.
You just proved his point.
I thought AnimeAce was the go to font. What's exactly wrong with it?
Well nvm. Looks like the file's bad. Tried to unzip it and they all give some whacky error and have no filesize.
As expected of [a/
It looks like shit.
Can I get a real reason and not a vague non-descriptor?
What the fuck are you using? winrar works like a charm, and obviously, 7zip does too.
I'm using winrar and getting "unknown method" errors. Tried downloading it 3 times so it wasn't just a bad download.
Have you tried... updating winrar?
Maybe whatever settings that OP had the 7z file set to were fucking up in other programs?
Just a reminder to anyone that is using [a/
It isn't ironic or funny, and you can't claim to be doing it because it has always been there. The links at the top and bottom didn't originally used to exist, we had nav bar on the left side of the screen and the board has always been named /a/.
My "settings" shouldn't fucking matte -- whatever.
Have another download.
Just installed newest version. Same errors. Installed 7zip and for some reason 7zip doesn't even see it in the folder for me to try to extract it.
Any good font packs hosted on some site somewhere? Googling free font packs give me a ton of shit to sift through and I'm looking for stuff specifically for typesetting. I guess i could just keep digging through them and download the one's I think look nice one at a time.
Same errors. It's probably me. Don't worry about it. I don't want to derail the thread any further.
It REALLY looks like shit.
What do you use to denoise a gray scale page?
You turn it to RGB and use topaz, obviously.
Next time,for the love of god don't add a tons of 7z in a 7z.That the worse thing you can pack it.
Oh yeah,if anyone want to clean up some stuff,here my raw free to use:
comic sans is for comics, retard. THat's the whole point.
Which is your favourite font for dialogue? In anime, I mean.
If you are curious to know which fonts is in X anime you can use the mkvtoolnix to extract it from the mkv.
Some subbers use: Shannon, Candara for the dialogue.
Why do scanlators act like such retards? Why is there so much profiteering and drama surrounding shit that's not even yours? Why don't people just do it for the love?
I have a shitton of fonts now, yet I still use Wild Words, Zud Juice, augie, and All Things Pink for everything scanlation related. Of course, I do vary a bit with SFX, titles, signs and the like, but they've stuck with me ever since I started. And they look good enough, anyway.
Not like it matters anyway.
As long as you don't use shitty font then people tend to not care what you use.
It's because people who read scanlated manga are completely willing to suck their virtual dicks over it.
But most do it for the love. The problem is that this love ends up being expensive. Hours of work and effort for something that most people don't even notice (because, if they do, you fucked up). So when some retard comes around, it's pretty understandable that you get mad. Not that I approve it (I'm not even sure of what you're talking about), but it's understandable.
Why do you have to let a few black sheep to skew your perspectives and make a sweeping statements about the entire group?
I can't wait for you guys to throw a tantrum on your blog and delay a release because you're upset that someone on 4chan called you a drama whore
People like you are just as bad as those attention seeking whores you speak of.
You are quite silly. The only reason I delay releases is because I procrastinate a lot. What other people say has only two effect on me: try to release something faster or try to change something in my releases people don't like.
In terms of money? How so? I understand that the process takes a lot of time.
Expensive in terms of time and effort. It's also expensive in terms of money if you're the one scanlating, specially if you have to import.
That's all true, but it's unfair to consider it your work, or to seek to take credit for it. The original artist is the person who put in all the real effort. If you're going to do something like scanlation I think it best to do so with as much anonymity as possible. Anything else is flagrant thank-you thievery at best, and profiteering at worst.
Thanks everyone that contributes to scanlation.
Not here to suck dick, but I do appreciate the effort your put in. please do more yuri
First of all, of course it's your work. Would you say that when there's a manga drawn by someone and written by another someone, it's only the work of one of them? No. It's the work of both of them.
When you release a chapter, scanlated, cleaned and typesetted, that particular release is your work and the original author's. It's like an official release in another country. You put the same effort, or even more (they have access to clean digital versions of the manga most of the time since they work with the original publisher).
Second, in most cases you need a name, no matter what. For starters, when you upload it somewhere, you need an account. Then, most people would want to know when you release something, so they'll follow your releases on baka-updates. And for that to happen, not only you need to be someone, but you need to have some kind of page, blog or IRC.
Now, have I'm mind that I think more or less like you. My releases have no credits page and I tell everyone that they can use my releases as they see fit (I even upload the PSDs), as long as they don't claim the release to be theirs. But that doesn't mean that I can't understand others doing otherwise. Now, starting some drama because of what other people say is quite stupid, since we're supposed to be here for the love in the first place.
That looks like shit.
Here we have the egotistical attitude that lead to watermarks.
I know. As I said, I did a lot of things to the page in order to get rid of the bands, without caring about anything else, and even then, I wasn't able to do it. That's the reason I'm asking for advice.
Then post the raws.
What are you even talking about? One thing is considering something you worked on your work. Another completely differen is signing every page of it as if it was only yours. Next you'll tell me I agree with the death penalty because I think raping little girls is wrong, right?
A well reasoned and well thought out response. Fair enough.
I don't see any banding, what are you talking about?
He might be talking about the 'noise' from being printed on poor-quality paper.
You see, as soon as I try to clean it, and get rid of the noise as >>100721218 pointed out, I always end up with banding. I may be doing something wrong, but I don't think so. Just some surface blur on a layer set to burn and low opacity, topaz with low parameters and leveling.
>find h-doujin I really like
>do all the TL/TS/clean the next day
>halfway through decide that I'm gonna be the first to fap to it when it's finished because lol TLprivilege
>end up just not bothering
Every single time. I can't be the only one.
Oh so L4K celebrates third birthday today.
So thanks you guys. I-It's not like /a/nons from /a/ have helped with translating/typesetting helped or given me a reason to keep doing this year after year.
Keep up the good work! Vanilla good repairs my damaged soul fro NTR.
As for OP, I use anime ace as well as other fonts.
There's nothing wrong with Wild Words you fuck, but thanks.
Also where's your SFX fonts?
No, just because it's the most widely used font for typeset doesn't mean it's bad, just overused.
Cleaners sure have it rough.
I hate to say it but commie's typesetting guide is pretty good, I would suggest looking at that.
Be a fan of BL, you'll see that you know nothing about profiteering and drama.
I envy you.
What a tremendous leap in logic
>not accepting the eventual and inevitable takeover of CR manga
>He thinks CR can scanlatate the thousands of releases that happen each month
Wild Words is the default-when-i-dont-know-what-im-doing-font, anon.
Is my browser broken or is it upscaled with nearest neighbour.
Oh there's a 3 now? Maybe it's time to pick up some new handwritten fonts.
Is there a place I can find something like a list of what works an artist has done and use it to keep up with their latest works? I'm thinking for hentai doujinshi rather than manga, if that makes a difference?
I think baka has entry for doujnshi but I think it's not complete.
These seem to be what I'm looking for. Much appreciated, anons.
Is wild words lower included in this >100703724
All the fonts included are in the image.
Do you seriously type in the post number?
Also read the thread.
>not using Comic Sans for everything
Beat to the punch by about 15 hours, m8
So many fucking stupid fonts in those guides, good lord.