Bitstream Speedo Fonts

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Bitstream Speedo, or Speedo, are an obsolete scalable font format created by Bitstream Inc.[1] Speedo was used on Atari ST, Falcon, in the XyWrite word processor, and in very early versions of WordPerfect and Microsoft Windows.[2] Speedo was replaced by more popular font types like Type 1 fonts. Although Speedo is obsolete it is still supported by the X Window System through the speedo module, and most Linux distributions have a Speedo font package.[3] Speedo fonts have the file extension .spd.


  1. ^ PCmag Speedo Definition
  2. ^ Bitstream's Speedo support page
  3. ^ Fonts included with XFree86

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