The font of the (MSX) LOGO

By shwaikh

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31-08-2017, 12:51

If any one can help me if I want to know which font have been used to write the letters of the (MSX) logo ?

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By TheKid

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31-08-2017, 12:59

My bet is it's no font but a custom made logo.

By cklayman

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31-08-2017, 14:23

Apple proclaimed they were the first to offer different fonts on their computers. But that was already after the Macintosh debuted in 1984. MSX1 had a text "logo". I guess the first fancy logo was MSX2 which was probably designed around the same time so TheKid's suggestion seems very likely true.

By shwaikh

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07-09-2017, 07:36

So its a good project to work on Smile

By TheKid

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07-09-2017, 11:34

haha, yep. We'll see the download link when it's ready Smile

By Manuel

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07-09-2017, 20:47

cklayman wrote:

Apple proclaimed they were the first to offer different fonts on their computers. But that was already after the Macintosh debuted in 1984. MSX1 had a text "logo". I guess the first fancy logo was MSX2 which was probably designed around the same time so TheKid's suggestion seems very likely true.

Are you saying different fonts didn't exist before Apple put them in their computer??

By cklayman

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07-09-2017, 21:10

No, fonts did of course exist. But there is an interview in which Steve Jobs claimed that it was his calligraphy class that gave Apple (or perhaps Jobs personally?) the idea of adding changeable fonts to their computers. According to Apple this was in line with the Mac having a graphic-based output rather than being confined to a limited character set stored in the ROM in video signal circuitry.
https://www.digitaltrends.com/apple/steve-jobs-the-godfather...
Returning to the original question: yes, you are right, since fonts existed somebody might have designed the MSX logo to be in particular font even though the font itself would not have been ported to the MSX yet.