List of Apple typefaces

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This is a list of typefaces made by/for Apple Inc.



  • Apple Garamond (1983), designed to replace Motter Tektura in the Apple logo. Not included on Macs in a user-available form.
  • New York (1984, by Susan Kare), a serif font.
  • Toronto (1984, Susan Kare)
  • Athens (1984, Susan Kare), slab serif.
  • Hoefler Text (1991, Jonathan Hoefler), still included with every Mac. Four-member family with an ornament font.
  • Espy Serif (1993, bitmapped font, dropped with Mac OS 8)[1]
  • Fancy (1993), Apple Newton font based on Times Roman
  • New York (2019), a new design unrelated to the earlier typeface of the same name. Designed to work with San Francisco. Available in four optical sizes: extra large, large, medium, and small.[2]




  • Monaco (1984, Susan Kare) Bitmap, later converted to TrueType. Still included with Macs, but default monospace typeface is now Menlo.
  • Menlo (2009, Jim Lyles), based on the open-source font Bitstream Vera.
  • SF Mono (2017, Apple), mono variant of the San Francisco font introduced in 2015.

Script and handwritten[edit]

Apple Chancery by Kris Holmes, commissioned by Apple in 1993. Holmes had been taught calligraphy at Reed College, by the same tutors as Steve Jobs (though not at the same time). The font's goal was to include complex alternates to somewhat mimic the verve of Renaissance scribes.
  • Venice (1984, Bill Atkinson), bitmap script inspired by chancery cursive. Never converted to TrueType format.
  • Los Angeles (1984, Susan Kare), bitmap casual script font. Never converted to TrueType format.
  • Apple Casual (1993, used on Apple Newton)
  • Apple Chancery (1993, Kris Holmes), a test-bed for contextual alternates in font programming. Still installed on Macs.[3]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ploudre, Jonathan. "Using the Espy font". Low End Mac. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Fonts". Apple Developer. Apple. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  3. ^ Wang, Yue. "Interview with Charles Bigelow" (PDF). TUGboat. Retrieved 13 September 2015.