[Cuis-dev] Cream font from Xerox

Juan Vuletich JuanVuletich at zoho.com
Sat Mar 26 13:30:32 PDT 2022

On 3/25/2022 3:04 PM, Hilaire Fernandes via Cuis-dev wrote:
> I am not sure it is the most readable font. The ligature does not 
> help. I like the way the 'a' character and several other ones are 
> drawn though. May be with a small gap between character it will be better.
> Because of its license restriction, you will have difficulty to widely 
> redistribute work, even free software, with this font.
> Hilaire

I believe the Learning Research Group at Xerox created it as an 
experiment, for Smalltalk-76. The sloped lines in most glyphs gives it a 
special look. What they found was that this actually made it harder do 
tell a glyph from another, as you say. Later it was abandoned.

I am aware of its limitations. But it is of historical significance. I 
think it is nice to have it around.

> Le 25/03/2022 à 15:28, Juan Vuletich via Cuis-dev a écrit :
>> Thanks Vanessa!
>> I just added Cream / ParcPlaceLegacy to our github main repo, so it 
>> is always available.
>> Cheers,
> -- 
> GNU Dr. Geo
> http://drgeo.eu
> http://blog.drgeo.eu


Juan Vuletich

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