Thanks Alan. Now I've got both versions.
looks like a nice resource. I like the
[Randomize] feature on the main page.
Alan Galumbeck (alan_g@...
) wrote (in part) (on 2009-05-27
> On Tue, 26 May 2009, Alec Burgess <buralex@...> wrote regarding
> the Orator font:
> > Alan: did you get it with something else or find it somewhere free?
> > I've found the same thing it appears to be "Price: $36.00 CAD" at
> > http://www.fonts.com/findfonts/detail.asp?pid=201329 I'd like give
> it a try.
> At peril of implying my advancing years, I first encountered the
> font on an IBM Selectric typewriter font ball. Since then I've found
> in a couple of large, inexpensive font collections (1000 fonts, 500
> fonts) that I've purchased on CD.
> Before I posted my earlier reply I did a quick Google search for
> font and noted that there were both free and pay versions around.
> One of the free versions is at
> By the way, that version does have real lowercase letters, though it's
> true that the original Orator contains small caps for it's lowercase
> letters. That's explained in this note from the pay site Fonts.com:
> | Orator is a monospace face designed for IBM by John Scheppler
> | originally intended to be used by lecturers reading notes at greater
> | than normal distances. As a result, the characters are well spaced
> | with distinct lines and to improve clarity further, there are both
> | large and small capitals, as no lowercase letterforms were deemed
> | necessary.
> A free version with small caps, called Orator Regular, is at
> BTW, it's commonly used in typing scripts, especially for TelePrompTer
Regards ... Alec (buralex@gmail & WinLiveMess - alec.m.burgess@skype)
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