List of Apple typefaces

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

Serif[edit]

Proportional[edit]

  • 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. Converted to ttf by Charles Bigelow but no longer installed on Macs. Only a roman style, without complementary italic.
  • 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

Sans-serif[edit]

Proportional[edit]

Monospaced[edit]

  • 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.

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 ttf.
  • Los Angeles (1984, Susan Kare), bitmap casual script font. Never converted to ttf.
  • 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.[2]

Miscellaneous[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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