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. Before Speedo was considered obsolete it was supported by the X Window System through the speedo module, and most Linux distributions had a Speedo font package, but support was removed from X in the X11R7.0 release in 2005.[3] Speedo fonts have the file extension .spd.


  1. ^ PCmag Speedo Definition
  2. ^ Bitstream's Speedo support page
  3. ^ X.Org: Deprecated in X11R7

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