Tha mac font

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  1. modyouup macrumors member

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    Anybody know what the mac font is called and/or where I can download it?

    I'm talkin about the font they use to type iPod, iMac, and just about everything else.
     
  2. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    it might be Apple Garamond...but I'm not sure...
     
  3. Hemingray macrumors 68030

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    Yup. You're right. It's Apple Garamond. I have it somewhere... you can find it on Hotline sometimes.
     
  4. mac15 macrumors 68040

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    isn't it lucida grande in OS X
    oh well you might mean something different
     
  5. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    it's Apple Garamond...

    I have it if anyone wants it...
     
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  7. Hemingray macrumors 68030

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    Well, Lucida Grande is the font they use in OS X but he meant the Apple corporate font.
     
  8. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    sure thing!

    can u guys handle waiting till the morning? I don't think I have it on my TiBook...but I know I have it on the G4 at work...

    I'll check to be certain first...
     
  9. mac15 macrumors 68040

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    thanks hemingray
    does anybody know what the default font in OS 9 is called
     
  10. GeeYouEye macrumors 68000

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    The menus are Chicago, and the filenames are Geneva. On a different note, why are so many fonts named after cities?
     
  11. Geert macrumors 6502a

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    Isn't the Apple Garamond standard included with fonts in OSX I know I've got it, and I sure as heck didn't add it, it was there from the beginning.

    Heck, they even have it on a peecee, it's called A Garamond then.
    See this:
     

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  13. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    cool...

    sorry I couldn't get it posted here...kept saying it was too big... :rolleyes:
     
  14. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    by the way...

    I think Apple has a tendency to reduce the kearning when using it...so if u compare what u would type in the font to be exact to what is displayed on Apple's website...there may be a small difference... ;)
     
  15. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    I have the Apple font. It is Apple Garamond. I have I think eight varieties of it.

    Here is a demo:

    Quit dreaming, start reading:
     

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  16. Hemingray macrumors 68030

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    mac15, besides Chicago, Apple also tried to push Charcoal as the new system font starting back in OS 8. Remember that?

    King Cobra, something looks odd about your font. Did you use Apple Garamond Light? That is the face they use for their titles. The other faces, like Book and Bold, are used mostly in their manuals, literature, etc. and aren't seen very often.

    Compare Apple Garamond Light:
     

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  17. Hemingray macrumors 68030

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    Like Chicago, Geneva, Monaco, and New York? I'm not sure. Like Adobe also names all their woodtype fonts after types of wood, like Madrone, Cottonwood, Juniper, Rosewood, Ponderosa, etc. (All of those are very cool western fonts, BTW.)

    Does anyone remember the old mac font Egypt? it was a whole mixture of different fonts (like a ransom note made out of newspaper clippings).

    There were some other discontinued ones too, but unfortunately all my old comps running OS 6 and 7 are out in storage...
     
  18. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    I used Apple Garamond Black, which is a heavy bold.

    Here is the real variety:
     

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  19. Hemingray macrumors 68030

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    Oh, okay. I didn't even know there was an Apple Garamond Black! You learn something new every day. :) I only have Light, Book, and Bold and the oblique/italic versions of each.
     
  20. Choppaface macrumors 65816

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    a guy who did some sort of store design for apple told me once that apple sees unlicensed people who use their font they same way they see people who download Final cut pro illegally. dunno if they've changed the rules, or if the one in circulation is just some sort of 'fan' font or something, but that might be something to keep in mind
     
  21. Hemingray macrumors 68030

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    Maybe so, but I don't think Apple would want to bother. We're just Apple fanatics, you know? The only time I've ever used the Apple corporate font (aside from this forum instance) was to make my own custom boot screen and a few banners for theapplecollection.com. So I guess if they really want to waste their time going after "nobodies" like me then so be it... but if they really want to nip it in the bud they'll need to go after the ones who distribute it.
     
  22. mmmdreg macrumors 65816

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    Yeah..I only got Bold Book and Light...Where can you get Black?
     
  23. freedom macrumors member

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    Apple font…

    Have you guys tried Minion Condensed?
    It has the same look, if I remeber it right…
    I haven´t checked that out for a really
    long time, but you should check it out!
    King Cobra, even the second example
    looked funny, sort of grainy…
    freedom over and back to work!
    :(
     
  24. ajkandy macrumors newbie

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    Apple corporate fonts

    Apple commissioned a custom version of Garamond, which is what we know as Apple Garamond; it isn't distributed commercially, but it finds its way to the public occasionally, especially if you work in advertising ;)

    ITC Garamond Standard Narrow is the closest cousin I've seen to it, you can find an OpenType version at the Adobe online type shop at http://www.adobe.com/type/browser/P/P_1061.html

    The OS 8/9 font is selectable between Chicago or Charcoal. On the iPod itself, the font is Chicago. In OS X, it's Lucida Grande, which *does* exist in some form on PCs as "Lucida Unicode", so it's a good choice for making cross-platform PowerPoints ;)

    The "AGaramond" seen in the PC font list is plain Adobe Garamond, sorry to say ;)
     
  25. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    Re: Apple corporate fonts

    funny...it's on every single Mac I've ever used (that I can remember anyway)

    so why shouldn't someone use it?! I honestly feel Apple needs to get over themselves with frowning upon those who use it... :rolleyes:
     

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