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Re: [NTB] Re: How to change to a modern font?

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  • Alec Burgess
    Thanks Alan. Now I ve got both versions. http://www.fonts101.com looks like a nice resource. I like the [Randomize] feature on the main page. Alan Galumbeck
    Message 1 of 17 , May 27, 2009
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      Thanks Alan. Now I've got both versions.
      http://www.fonts101.com 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
      at 04:34):
      > 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?
      > If
      > > 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
      > Orator
      > font on an IBM Selectric typewriter font ball. Since then I've found
      > it
      > 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
      > Orator
      > font and noted that there were both free and pay versions around.
      >
      > One of the free versions is at
      > <http://www.fonts101.com/xt_fontdetails_az_FID!14782~Orator~font.html>.
      > 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
      > <http://www.fontemple.com/free-download/8290-Orator-Regular.html>.
      >
      > BTW, it's commonly used in typing scripts, especially for TelePrompTer
      > use.

      --
      Regards ... Alec (buralex@gmail & WinLiveMess - alec.m.burgess@skype)




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