[Coco] 1980s Tandy-Style Font?
robert.gault at att.net
Mon Dec 27 22:52:57 EST 2010
Joel Ewy wrote:
> I'm working on a badge for a CoCo 3 case that I have a Spartan 3
> CoCo3FPGA in. I want to replace the 128K Color Computer 3 placard with
> one that says: FPGA CoCo / / / Spartan 3 Edition, or something like
> that. I plan to print it on a clear label sheet and stick that on a thin
> sheet of aluminum. I'd like to find a free Truetype font that replicates
> the Tandy typeface used at that time. I'm aware of Larabie's Crystal
> Radio Set font, which is really nice, but is more '60s - '70s. I guess
> it would match a CoCo I. I'll use it if I can't find anything better,
> but I wondered if anybody on this list knew of something more like the
> newer Tandy style.
> I would also like an image of the "oblique triad" -- the slanted R, G, B
> color bars -- I could reuse. If nobody knows of anything suitable, maybe
> I'll try to cook one up in Inkscape.
I have a DejaVu Sans Condensed Bold font on my PC that looks very like the text
on the Coco3 emblem. I see that you can download a DejaVu font set from
Whether that is the same as the one on my PC I don't know.
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