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July 21, 2001 4:10 PM   Subscribe

Apple ][ font : The ultimate in retro bitmap. It even includes the mouse text characters so you can "draw" Apple ][-style windows. Neat.
posted by nathan_teske (8 comments total)

 
aww! you had my hopes up there for a second, but sadly, it's mac only.
posted by moz at 4:27 PM on July 21, 2001


This is great! Little shot of nostalgia - the Apple II was my very first personal computer. (Okay, so it was my father's, but my brother and I definitely monopolized the time spent in front of it.)
posted by edlark at 4:34 PM on July 21, 2001


Moz, email the author... it's almost certain he's using Fontographer and, iirc, that can export to a Windows'-style bitmap. Or you can grab a gif of the character map, break it down, and use the bitmaps as... ugh... bitmaps.
posted by nathan_teske at 4:44 PM on July 21, 2001


yes, fontographer is the way to go, I tried to use some shareware programs called TTConverter and Font Clerk, but neither were successful in making a windoze version.
posted by machaus at 5:04 PM on July 21, 2001


heh yeh our Apple IIe was my first puter as a kid. Can't count how many times I cursed at the damn Wizardry disk when it kept hanging.

Creeping Coins? Score!
posted by Kafkaesque at 6:07 PM on July 21, 2001


Quick! Kill it with a stick before it breeds! (oh, too late; it already did.)
posted by Steven Den Beste at 8:46 PM on July 21, 2001


hmmmm . . . I don't know -- It sure feels like some sort of sacrilege to use this typface on a Windoze machine.

Maybe on a new dual 800mz G4 PowerMac with 22" Cinema Display and DVD burning Superdrive and software . . .
posted by fpatrick at 5:04 AM on July 22, 2001


I've always been a PC fan, but I gotta admit that this font brings me back to those great days of Shuffle Puck Cafe and Crystals during lunch in middle school. Too cool.
posted by Bag Man at 8:55 AM on July 22, 2001


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