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Early Macintosh Fonts

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Early_Apple_Fonts.sit (222.95 KB)
MD5: b49e5aade60aa67b87a07c790a37b33d
For System 1 - 5 - Mac OS 9
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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
Early_Font_docs.sit (2.06 MB)
MD5: b329ca26e7f16af67dc36932840e119a
For System 1 - 5 - Mac OS 9
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Guides on emulating older applications

The first archive, Early Macintosh Fonts, is compressed with StuffIt Deluxe 3.5 and contains Font/DA Mover 3.2 along with several Font files. They should be openable with any comparable font/suitcase utility under System 6 or Mac OS 7-9.

The second archive, Early Font docs, contains several text, pdf and image files that I made on my modern Mac and stuffed (using the legacy format) under OS X. They should open and be viewable on a higher-level classic Mac (or, of course, under OS X), but probably not under Mac OS 6/7. They contain more information about how Apple introduced and handled early System fonts.

Summary: these font files contain the 13 "city" fonts introduced in the first year of the Mac's life, between 1984 and 1985.

Athens
Cairo
Chicago
Geneva
London
Los Angeles
Monaco
New York
San Francisco
Seattle
Taliesin
Toronto
Venice

All except Taliesin and Seattle appeared on the System and/or Write/Paint disks for either System 1.0 (Jan 1984) or System 1.1 (May 1984). Seattle was included only in the System file that accompanied Microsoft Multiplan (1984). Taliesin (later renamed Mobile) was introduced along with the System Update in April 1985. More info in the documentation.

See also:

Wikipedia - Fonts on Macintosh
Apple Macintosh Before System 7
Folklore.org - World Class Cities

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