[RTTY] Fonts, mostly off topic
w7ry at inbox.com
Sun Jul 17 22:53:00 PDT 2011
As I get older, and my eyes get poorer, I HAVE TO use Monaco with the
From: "Jim W7RY" <w7ry at inbox.com>
Sent: Sunday, July 17, 2011 10:38 PM
To: "RTTY Reflector" <rtty at contesting.com>
Cc: "iw1ayd" <iw1ayd at googlemail.com>
Subject: Re: [RTTY] Fonts, mostly off topic
> Yup! Just download Monaco font for windows. Then select Monaco for your
> font in your logging program or RTTY program.
> I'm not sure about Writelog, but with N1MM and MMTTY, Monaco works just
> Jim W7RY
> From: "Kok Chen" <chen at mac.com>
> Sent: Sunday, July 17, 2011 2:14 PM
> To: "RTTY Reflector" <rtty at contesting.com>
> Cc: "iw1ayd" <iw1ayd at googlemail.com>
> Subject: Re: [RTTY] Fonts, mostly off topic
>> On Jul 17, 2011, at 1:18 PM, iw1ayd wrote:
>>> Monaco on several M*S W*S PC's here around.
>> Monaco is an old typeface that debut on the first Macintosh in 1984.
>> The original Macintosh came with a bunch of fonts that were named after
>> cities. There were Geneva, Chicago, New York, etc.
>> In about 1987, Apple developed TrueType and converted the old bitmapped
>> fonts to scalable Truetype. Subsequently, Apple licensed the TrueType
>> technology to Microsoft, which has become the resident font technology
>> today in Windows. So I am not surprised that many of the TrueType fonts
>> are usable on both Windows and Mac OS. At least, the format conversion
>> should be relatively easy.
>> The Chicago font was used even quite recently, like on the third
>> generation iPod. Monaco is still a defacto "standard" fixed width font
>> Macintoshes today.
>> Chuck Bigelow did the bitmap to TrueType conversion for Monaco and you
>> read about the effort here:
>> In the above article, he mentioned:
>>> The zero has a diagonal slash through the centre, which effectively
>>> differentiates it from
>>> the capital ?O? in a manner common in older terminals, but the zero
>>> does not protrude
>>> from the body of the letter, which distinguishes zero from O-slash.
>> As you can see, there was a conscious effort to make zero distinguishable
>> not just from "oscar" but also from the Scandinavian slashed-O.
>> Bigelow received a MacArthur Foundation "Genius" award for his font work
>> back in the mid-1980s and he is the original designer of the Lucida
>> of fonts; first used by the Scientific American periodical. Today,
>> Grande is the Macintosh system font.
>> Chen, W7AY
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