Jonathan Ploudre on Font Technologies

Back in 2000, Jonathan Ploudre wrote a 4-part series on Macs and font technologies. Over a dozen years later, they still have some helpful insights.

  1. A History of Font Technologies looks at the way the Macintosh changed everything by displaying regular, bold, italic, outline, and different sized fonts on your screen.
  2. Macintosh System Fonts looks at the fonts that were part of the Classic Mac OS. Some have been with us since the beginning.
  3. Using the Espy Font explains how to use the Espy font, originally developed for Apple’s Newton, as your system font.
  4. Web Browsing with Espy shares tips on using Espy as the screen font with browsers circa 2000.

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