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Teaito Sep 19, 2019 @ 2:13pm
Original font (with european accents)

I made a new font - named Alexandria - as close as possible to the original one to enjoy FFIX with all the french accents (on capital and lowercase letters), and some weird letters like "œ" and "ç" or signs like "Э" (which is used in some specific cases in the game).

I also added a bunch of specific letters like "ñ", "ò" or "ü" for european gamers. I don't know about all the alphabets so maybe there are some missing.

I watched a ton of videos and zoomed on old screenshots from the PSX original game to be as faithful as possible to the original font.
Fun fact, the original font uses two shades of pixels (white for the letter, and grey for relief) + black for the shadow (automatically generated). I only used one shade but I think the result is really close to the original font.


What is the difference with the "Vivi" and "Zidane" fonts ?

- Vivi's font is a pixelated and stylized font, very nice and containing french accents but not so close to the original one.
- Zidane font is very close to the original one, but with no accents and limited signs.

I was inspired by Zidane to create mine. Actually, I recreated everything from scratch and modified some things :

* I added the accents
* The "a" with the curve above was used in the US version. I implemented the latin "ɑ" we had in the european version of the game.
* I redesigned the numbers. There are 2 or 3 different fonts for the numbers in the game so I tried to keep it close to the menu's version.
* I improved the punctuation and added some signs.
* I harmonized the heights, the width and the spacing between the letters.

Note : I still think it appears too large on the screen and it would be better with a smaller size. I didn't manage to reduce it, I am really not a modder...



I added additionnal letters "ß, ű, ő" and signs like ♥ ★ ♪ ∞ ♂️ ♀ ↑ ↓ ← → and more.


You can download it here :

=> To install it, right click on the .ttf file, and install it for all the users.

I tested it with Moguri Mod with this method and it works. Replace "Arial" with "Alexandria" in the memoria.ini file.

**Hope you'll like it !**
Last edited by Teaito; Sep 20, 2019 @ 4:56am
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Tirlititi Sep 19, 2019 @ 3:09pm 
Wow, great work !
The font pictures from PSX can be found there:

It may help you to check the potential missing letters (I see that you don't have the german ß) and the different "symbol" characters. I am not sure if they are all actually used in-game but I know for sure that the heart ♥ is used in the Nero family side-quest (the Nero girls speak with it) and there's several in the Dali hotel's charts. I guess that these characters are simply not printed with your current version of Alexandria font, which is no big deal but it's worth checking that it doesn't crash the game or something ^^"

I am afraid of thinking of the japanese charmaps... these were a nightmare for me back then.
Teaito Sep 19, 2019 @ 11:50pm 
Thank you so much !

I'll update the font with these characters, this is great. :)

Actually, I never finished the game on my PSX, I did this to play it again. ^^
snouz May 11, 2020 @ 2:34am 
Hi Teaito, great work! I stumbled here on Tirlititi's recommandation,

I'm officially asking you, could we use your font (with credits) for the official new version of Moguri?
Teaito May 12, 2020 @ 12:54pm 
Hi snouz,

Thank you for asking, I'm glad you like the font, and of course you can use it! I've been following your work on the Moguri v8, and I'm quite admiring it! I can't wait to play this new version. :)
TU102 May 23, 2020 @ 8:07am 
Amazing work, man thank you !!!
Which size is the closest to the original ?
Last edited by TU102; May 23, 2020 @ 8:08am
NBOX21 May 23, 2020 @ 1:36pm 
Not sure if this mod does the same thing as well, but the English PAL PS1 version of FF9 had all the text with their British spelling as opposed to their American spelling like a lot of other games did back then and still do today.
Tirlititi May 23, 2020 @ 3:09pm 
You can switch from american english to british english in the title screen. It basically uses the PS1 english PAL resources when you do that (that mainly includes the british spellings but also a couple of technical details).
That's not what this font is about though.
Teaito May 25, 2020 @ 2:41am 
@TU102 Happy you like it! I don't know about the original size, and I am not sure you can change it (even modifying the .ini, I tried but I didn't see any difference in game).

@NBOX21 As Tirlititi said, the font is only aesthetic.
TU102 May 25, 2020 @ 11:49am 
Originally posted by Teaito:
@TU102 Happy you like it! I don't know about the original size, and I am not sure you can change it (even modifying the .ini, I tried but I didn't see any difference in game).

Yeah I came to the same conclusion, it's really good as it is :)
poepkat Oct 6, 2021 @ 12:12am 

the font doesn't load. could be to do something with this:

i noticed that your Alexandria fonts contains 'Regular' so could be that's why it doesn't load up in the game using moguri/memoria. maybe try to upload an alternative version that isn't tagged as regular (maybe try bold?)

edit: this is irrelevant for your font, since it is included in Moguri. It is still relevant for other fonts installed by users.
Last edited by poepkat; Oct 6, 2021 @ 6:15am
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Date Posted: Sep 19, 2019 @ 2:13pm
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