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Howard White
07-29-2005, 05:55 AM
Perhaps this question belongs under Fonts, but anyway..

I was looking through "The Best of..." book and recalled the forum had a rather extensive collection of user-contributed fonts. In fact the DTP at the top of this forum looks suspiciously like "Walrod Initials" from that collection.

Are these fonts still available anywhere? Some would be potentially useful, especially the pi and keycaps stuff.

HW

ElyseC
07-29-2005, 07:55 AM
Perhaps this question belongs under Fonts, but anyway..

I was looking through "The Best of..." book and recalled the forum had a rather extensive collection of user-contributed fonts. In fact the DTP at the top of this forum looks suspiciously like "Walrod Initials" from that collection.

Are these fonts still available anywhere? Some would be potentially useful, especially the pi and keycaps stuff.Some are available in assorted spots scattered across the web, but I have them all in archives on my machines. Haven't quite worked out how to offer files here yet, however.

In fact I have all the files from all those libraries, current for sure as of one year ago, just before the forum got converted into CIS's current format. Until we figure out how/if we can offer files here, if someone remembers something they have a burning need for, give me a shout and I'll see what I can do to find and get it to you.

ktinkel
07-29-2005, 08:09 AM
I was looking through "The Best of..." book and recalled the forum had a rather extensive collection of user-contributed fonts. In fact the DTP at the top of this forum looks suspiciously like "Walrod Initials" from that collection.

Are these fonts still available anywhere? Some would be potentially useful, especially the pi and keycaps stuff.We archived our font collection and have it on a CD. However, many of the archives are archaic (.cpt, DiskDoubler, etc.) and quite a few of the fonts have been updated by their creators over the years (ours are mostly the originals). So we haven’t uploaded them here.

It may be redundant in any event, as there are specialty font sites that do nothing else but offer shareware and freeware fonts for download. I found a couple of good ones a few weeks ago.

Typoasis (http://www.moorstation.org/typoasis/typoasis1.htm) or see this thread: Another source for shareware fonts (http://www.desktoppublishingforum.com/bb/showthread.php?postid=10054#poststop)
Harold’s (http://members.aol.com/fontner/frontpage.html) Fonts or see this thread: Good free/share display fonts (http://www.desktoppublishingforum.com/bb/showthread.php?postid=9919#poststop)

And yep, the logo on this page is in Walrod Initials. The logo on our home page (http://www.desktoppublishingforum.com/), however, is hand-drawn from the Pacioli artwork, and we plan to move it over here as well. Check it out.

Howard White
07-29-2005, 12:56 PM
I'd already discovered Typoasis -- that seems to be the new home of the Rakowski fonts.

Yea, agreed, there are probably better new fonts that would serve.

I was reading today in "The Best of..." the teeth-gnashing discussions of TrueType fonts. Ah, how times have changed in a dozen years.

I assume the old forum transcripts are also archived somewhere. Might be fun to look at them some time.

HW

ktinkel
07-29-2005, 01:45 PM
I was reading today in "The Best of..." the teeth-gnashing discussions of TrueType fonts. Ah, how times have changed in a dozen years.Yes. Nothing on computers seems to inspire that much passion any more (for better or worse).

I assume the old forum transcripts are also archived somewhere. Might be fun to look at them some time.We have a lot of files; working on making some of them accessible. Many are really dated, so unless they fill in interesting bits of history, not sure they are worth much effort. (On the other hand, as you say, they can be fun to read.)

Do you have some particular topics in mind? We could dig around …