[Question] Where can I get the Switch font?

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  1. Mnecraft368
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    Title explains

    Not sure if this is the right section btw
     


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    Uuhhhh what do you mean?
     
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    The main font that the switch menus use
     
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    I think he means what the Switch OS uses to display text.
     
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    I don't think they ripped it but why would they rip the font?
     
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    I was more wondering if it was a already known font that I could just download.
     
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    No I don't think so

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    And anyway the switch font if it was ripped would be copyrighted material and I could not post it here anyway
     
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    Ok thanks for answering
     
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    not far from a computer
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    that's to say they used a custom font, they could have just used an existing font
     
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    Was trying to say existing font
     
  13. NekoMichi

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    The exact font is A-OTF UD Shin Go NT, it's a custom font not publicly available however the .ttf file can be found in the SDK (hint, hint).
     
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    Probably less dubious to just use a similar free font instead as to not have Nintendo's lawyers not potentially breathing down your throat over it.
     
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    would be scary but still silly, ninty sues kid over using there font XD
     
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    Scary, but they probably won't do that. Hopefully.

    Nintendo Life and Digital Foundry use the 3DS system font all the time without litigation.
     
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    Thanks. Will look for it tomorrow!
     
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    People are FAAAAAAR to scared of being sued.

    Step one, never use your real name and/or identity online.
    Step two, don't post all over the internet that you used a ripped Nintendo-copyrighted font in your work/project.
    Step three, cops are not going to beat down your door and arrest you for such a stupid crime like copyright violation. They have bigger fish to fry, like druglords and pedophiles.
     
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    step one, don't use the dam font in the first place, it's not that hard to find a similar one
    done
     
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    I ripped the LockClock.ttf out of my jailbroken iPod Touch back in 2009, and used it for many things. No harm came of it. So many copyright laws need re-written for fair use.