Palm Pre WebOS system font

cuidado's picture

Anyone know more about this, background of the font etc?

akira1975's picture

looks like Avenir.

ilariamauric's picture

yes, Avenir

ilaria

kentlew's picture

Actually . . . not Avenir.

Yes, some early, leaked screen images used Avenir as a placeholder (as seen above), but the final Palm Pre release uses Prelude, a custom font made for Palm and webOS.

Similar feeling, but not the same:

nina's picture

Nice!
So now we know what Roger Black was not telling the crowd in Berlin :-)

eliason's picture

And poor Betty's life has been taken over by her evil twin Desiree!

paul d hunt's picture

nice, Craig >^D

kentlew's picture

@Nina -- So Roger was hinting around at TypoBerlin, was he?

@Craig -- Ya gotta admit: if you're Palm and you've gotta be hyping Palm's new iPhone killer at CES or someplace like that, then "Desi" looks a whole lot cooler than "Betty," now doesn't it?

nina's picture

Kent, "hinting around" seems like a pretty good description.
(And apt, too, for this kind of font ;-) )

kentlew's picture

Well, really Tom Rickner at Ascender did the hinting on Prelude. ;-)

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