The world of fonts in 1991

ralf h.'s picture

This 1991 episode from »Computer Cronicles« looks at the »fascinating and sometimes frustrating world of fonts« in the early years of desktop publishing. You can see the introduction of scalable fonts, the Adobe Type Manager, Multiple-Master, the TrueType technology and much more. See how you can change fonts on-the-fly! Fascinating! :-)

Enjoy:
http://opentype.info/blog/2007/12/17/die-font-welt-anfang-der-90er/
(Be patient. May take a while until the video starts playing)

Comments

Mark Simonson's picture

Thanks for sharing this, Ralf. I used to watch this show regularly.

It reminds me how slow computer graphics used to be. Even so, having scalable fonts on-screen was an amazing thing at the time.

Stephen Coles's picture

"The 180 dpi. printout is gorgeous!"

Spire's picture

The SHARKS logo at 18:00: "very elegant".

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