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Fluent Laser Fonts

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#1
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
fluentlaserfonts.zip (13.02 MB)
For System 6.x - System 7.0 - 7.6
#2
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
fluentlaserfontslibrary2.zip (12.42 MB)
For System 6.x - System 7.0 - 7.6
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This app works with: Mini vMac

This is the PostScript follow-up to the bitmapped Fluent Fonts. These fonts are believed to be in the public domain now and are available from FontSpace. The first archive is of a 1990 release and includes documentation. The second archive is "Library 2," apparently also copyrighted 1990, but was found without docs. It is believed some of these fonts first were published several years earlier by CasadyWare.

Read more at Casady & Greene's archived website: Internet Wayback Machine

One of the developers has a site with a few notes and examples here: RaccoonBend.com

 

There were also "Eastern European" and "Glasnost" libraries available; anyone in possession of these, please let us know on this page.

 

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Architecture: 68k

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tanaquil's picture
by tanaquil - 2016, May 20 - 2:15pm

Although the labels on the second set of disks still say 1990, the documentation on the disks themselves identifies them as Laser Font Library 2.0 (1992). Explains why the second download has sixteen disks while the first only has seven. The first Library is from 1990.

My reading suggests that there was a version of Fluent Laser Fonts as early as 1986 (I don't have the earlier version), but this version is a major revision and deserves its own page. A 1986 page could be created for the original version(s) of Fluent Laser Fonts if they ever turn up.

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by MCP - 2012, March 8 - 12:16pm

No, I don't think that was Casady & Greene, that was someone else who published el cheapo font collections and got sued.

ADD: Here it is - http://www.howdesign.com/design-business/business-issues/fontpiracy/

It was Softkey. I think Casady & Greene actually had their first fonts out before Adobe!

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by themacmeister - 2012, March 8 - 8:30am

I believe this company was sued for simply scanning Adobe fonts, and converting with a new name. The kerning is crappy, and points to a shoddy creation method. If you wanted "barely passable" copies of Adobe fonts, this was your only option (without reverting to piracy).