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Font used on HP calculator keys
09-06-2016, 04:41 PM (This post was last modified: 09-06-2016 04:46 PM by Tim Wessman.)
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RE: Font used on HP calculator keys
I only know it was called HP Helvetica because I read a reference to that somewhere in an old design document I found on a computer left in my care when I first started at HP. As far as I know, this font file has been lost over the years. Maybe it was too old to even have been a font file. I don't have any idea as to the accuracy of this information, but is definitely the best info I have.

In more recent years, it has been two fonts called "HP Futura" and then Gentium ( for the "math type" characters like x^y and similar. The 20/30b (mostly) followed this, as did the 10bII+ and Prime.

I know because I did the artwork for the keys on the latter two. You can thank Pavneet Arora for helping me become so concerned with alignments, sizes, kerning, etc on key labels. He ruthlessly hounded me about those things until I made him happy with the 10bII+. =)


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Font used on HP calculator keys - DJSCaver - 08-22-2016, 10:29 PM
RE: Font used on HP calculator keys - Tim Wessman - 09-06-2016 04:41 PM

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