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Re: PC: PC Font Style
- Subject: Re: PC: PC Font Style
- From: "Walt Gay" <waltrail@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 6 Mar 1999 12:14:39 -0500
Did you purchase just the one font? and how much?
From: Gregg Benedict <benedict -AT- htc.net>
To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Saturday, March 06, 1999 11:48 AM
Subject: Re: PC: PC Font Style
>Jerry Jordak wrote:
>> > I've heard this font being used, but can't find it anywhere to
>> > Square 721 Bold Extended
>> Based on my experience, this is the font that matches closest the PC
>> It's available as a TrueType font from Bitstream. The bold italic mode
>> the font almost exactly matches the PC lettering--I used it to create
>> PC lettering on the PC web page.
>> I've also looked at the Eurostyle TrueType font before, but at least
>> to my
>> eyes, it doesn't match the PC lettering quite as well as the Square
>> 721 Bold
>> Extended....looks a little too "off" to me. Hope this helps.
> Jerry did point me in this direction to purchase this font from
>Bitstream. Indeed it is ALMOST an exact match for the PC slanted font.
>All letters and numbers are identical, except for a couple of
>exceptions. The first being the number one (1). In the PC font, the
>number 1 doesn't have the "tag" on the top of the digit. It is actually
>just a "bar". This is easily fixed by using the capital letter "I" in
>place of the number 1. Secondly, for you P&E fans, the ampersand (&) is
>just a bit different than that of the PC font. These are the only
>differences I could find in the font.
> I did make my own decals using this font, and they came out perfect.
>When compared to microscale decals, the only slightly noticeable
>difference is the angle of the letters. The angle of the Bitstream font
>is just a little too extreme... no more than a couple of degrees. More
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