Friday, October 28, 2016

IBM Selectric III- High Resolution Font Scan: Courier 96

I scanned in a new font from the IBM Selectric III typewriter- this time, another 10 point font- Courier.

Courier was actually reworked from the IBM Selectric to eventually become the popular Courier new font that is packaged with Microsoft Office today:

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Admittedly, however, this classic typewriter font looks much more at home in a typewriter, which was its original destination:

For those wondering, the "96" refers to the number of characters provided. In this case, there are 96 characters in the font set. Here is a scan of all of them, below. (Image hosted on flickr here.)