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    I can't say I'm a fan of the larger font you are using, it seems both out of place and not the easiest to read. Its width is going to cover a lot of terrain too if you lighten around it for readability. I'm afraid I don't have any suggestions on a better font though. Continues to look great otherwise to me.

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    By DarthChicago
    I think the different colors are a big help in breaking up the areas
    Thanks, glad to read that the colors are helping, that's reassuring.

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    I would consider changing the largest typeface you're using... appears to be Rosewood?
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    can't say I'm a fan of the larger font you are using, it seems both out of place and not the easiest to read
    Exactly, it's Rosewood standard. And, yeah, I agree with both of you. I can see now that it was a bad idea. Here is a new test with another font, and better imo.
    Norumbega Continent (World of Eldoran)-norum-test-suite.jpg

    And all the rivers and borders on the continent are done. I'm going to color/label now.
    Norumbega Continent (World of Eldoran)-norumbega-rb.jpg
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    Looking good! I prefer the new font for the main labels, but I'd also argue that the smaller font is a bit too intricate to be used at that size, and doesn't really fit with the bold and straight lines of the new larger typeface. Of the two in the latest test, I'd say that the larger one fits the style of the map better, so maybe you could try something else for the smaller text as well?
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    I have to agree wit h Raptori.

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    Best thing about this map has to be the dirt and grime covering it...
    I kept wiping off my computer screen until I realized it wasn't real
    dirt.

    I also agree on the font.
    The best maps are the ones we like the most after looking at the longest.

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    By Raptori
    I'd also argue that the smaller font is a bit too intricate to be used at that size
    Damnit! I should have seen that ! Thanks for the comments guys.

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    I kept wiping off my computer screen until I realized it wasn't real dirt.
    It has to look like a "used" map, and then, I discover it makes your screen clean

    So, here a new test. I'm wondering if I should color completely the big administrative areas (maybe more "pretty"?) or not... I wanted to show the inhabited areas, but I'm not sure it will be fine to look at... What do you think?

    Norumbega Continent (World of Eldoran)-norumbega-semicolor.jpg and fully colored Norumbega Continent (World of Eldoran)-norumbega-fullcolor.jpg

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    I perfer less completely colored, but the full color doesn't look bad at all either.

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    I think showing the inhabited areas is an interesting idea, and it looks better too imo. The fully colored version is just sooo… colored
    The big font is awesome. The smaller one… I don't know, I think it looks too modern? There's something in the shapes of the letters. If this is a 19th century-ish world, I think I would've chosen something like Garamond. Probably in bold.

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    I think part of the problem with the smaller font is that it doesn't appear to be very well antialiased, so it looks very pixellated. Could be a problem with the font, could be a problem with the program. Garamond is a good bet regardless

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    OK, I'll go with the less colored version gladly if it looks better!

    Hum, I've tested Garamond, and it does look better too (thanks for the idea Lingon!)... and I just read again your comment and see "bold"... I've missed that and I'll give it a try (at least for the big cities).

    Norumbega Continent (World of Eldoran)-norumbega-test-garamond.jpg
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