Nintendo DS font to ttf???

Discussion in 'NDS - ROM Hacking and Translations' started by Reshiram_Addict, Aug 14, 2014.

  1. Reshiram_Addict

    Reshiram_Addict Member

    Jun 8, 2011
    United States
    is there any ripper/converter/extractor/ to converts Nintendo DS (NFTR or otherwise) fonts into ttf files???

    alternatively, link me to Final Fantasy 4 DS already done
  2. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    Short version. No.

    Longer version NTFR is a bitmap font format, and one usually rendered at very low resolution. Trying to turn that into a vector format like ttf is really not going to happen automatically. You could try importing it in bitmap format to a font making tool, tracing around those and tweaking accordingly but that would be hard work.

    When it comes to this most people are concerned more with editing the existing font, importing that into another game or outright replacing it. Conversion to something beyond a bitmap for said importing into another game is not something that gets done so often. Some people did try, I recall doing something with Golden Sun a while back. Other people have made them into fonts they can use in a game, mainly by making a custom engine to handle the bitmap font.
  3. Sora de Eclaune

    Sora de Eclaune Baby squirrel, you's a sexy motherfucker.

    Feb 15, 2011
    United States
    123 Fake Street
    Alternately, a good amount of DS games use size 11 Verdana.