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XiaoTie
01-06-2009, 07:36 PM
Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone know where I could find a few symbols to use on a map I'm making. The map is a mostly sea/island map, and I can't, no matter where I look (google, deviantart, etc), find symbols of sea-monsters, whales, ships, like those you see on sea charts.

So, does anyone know where I could find some? (I even looke over the threads on this part of the board up to page 5)

Steel General
01-06-2009, 08:25 PM
I would suggest checking out some of the Wingding/symbol type fonts at one of the various free font sites. Such as DaFont (http://www.dafont.com).

The Fantasy Clipart & Fantasy Clipart2 fonts are a couple I have used in the past. They might have something in them

Istarlome
01-06-2009, 10:26 PM
have you tried here?: http://istarlome.deviantart.com/gallery/#brushes-and-vector-resources

XiaoTie
01-07-2009, 06:11 AM
Thanks guys! I think I have found them on the fonts you said and on that part of deviantart :D

Sigurd
01-08-2009, 02:25 AM
Istarlome Thanks,

Any chance of a photshop version or at least a collection of pngs?

jfrazierjr
01-08-2009, 09:57 AM
Istarlome Thanks,

Any chance of a photshop version or at least a collection of pngs?

I know some of his packages have png's in them along with the GIMP Brush.

Istarlome
01-13-2009, 11:26 PM
the first ones i did don't have the pngs but i'll add them.

i bought a new computer and i'm moving stuff from the old one to the new one. the old one has some issues and i don't like using it anymore. i

cancerlad
03-23-2009, 02:30 PM
Here are the symbols I'm using for my first map. I modified the compass rose from one found here (http://openclipart.org/media/files/ipurush/8304). The symbols are simple and traditional - generic in fact...

Steel General
03-23-2009, 03:46 PM
Sometimes simple/generic is all you need. :)

ravells
03-23-2009, 04:00 PM
Yum thanks for posting!

Xyon
03-23-2009, 11:17 PM
That compass rose was exactly what I was looking for, my thanks!

Wombat
03-26-2009, 10:30 PM
That compass rose was exactly what I was looking for, my thanks!
Hello ~ you mentioned "compass rose," and I have been searching for a week for the "fancy" term for such a design. I seem to recall it being either Latin or French sounding. I would be grateful to anyone who may be able to help.

RobA
03-27-2009, 01:14 PM
The only one I know of is "wind Rose" or "rosa dei venti" in Italian.

-Rob A>

cancerlad
03-27-2009, 03:20 PM
I have been searching for a week for the "fancy" term for such a design. I seem to recall it being either Latin or French sounding.

Tramontane?

Steel General
03-27-2009, 03:33 PM
Tramontane?

Don't think so...from Dictionary.com (Tramontane)

–adjective
1.being or situated beyond the mountains.
2.beyond the Alps as viewed from Italy; transalpine.
3.of, pertaining to, or coming from the other side of the mountains.
4.foreign; barbarous.
–noun
5.a person who lives beyond the mountains: formerly applied by the Italians to the peoples beyond the Alps, and by the latter to the Italians.
6.a foreigner; outlander; barbarian.
7.a violent, polar wind from the northwest that blows in southern France.

No guarantees to the accuracy of this though.

From Thesaurus.com (translations of Compass Rose)

Arabic:صورَة دائِرَة الأتِّجاهات
Chinese (Simplified):表示方向的图案
Chinese (Traditional):表示方向的圖案
Czech:směrová růžice kompasu
Danish:kompasrose
Dutch:kompasroos
Estonian:tuulteroos
Finnish:kompassiruusu
French:rose des vents
German:die Kompaßrose
Greek:κυκλικά σχήματα σε χάρτη που δείχνουν κατευθύνσεις
Hungarian:szélrózsa
Icelandic:áttavitarós
Indonesian:mata angin
Italian:rosa della bussola
Japanese:羅針図
Korean:나침도
Latvian:debespušu norāde (uz kartes)
Lithuanian:kompaso rožė
Norwegian:kompassrose
Polish:róża wiatrów
Portuguese (Brazil):rosa-dos-ventos
Portuguese (Portugal):rosa-dos-ventos
Romanian:roza vânturilor
Russian:картушка компаса
Slovak:smerová ružica
Slovenian:vetrovnica
Spanish:rosa de los vientos
Swedish:kompassros
Turkish:harita üzerindeki pusula dairesi