San Francisco (decorative typeface)

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San Francisco
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Category Display
Designer(s) Susan Kare
Foundry Apple Computer
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San Francisco is one of the original bitmap typefaces for the Apple Macintosh computer released in 1984. It was designed by Susan Kare to mimic the ransom-note effect and was used in early Mac software demos and Apple company fliers.[1] An official TrueType version was never made, and San Francisco was rendered obsolete with the arrival of System 7.

Saint Francis, by Hank Gillette,[2] and Sanfrisco by Rebecca Bettencourt [3] is a free TrueType font of similar design sometimes used as a surrogate on non-Apple systems.

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