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 Post subject: SGI typeface?
Unread postPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 10:22 am 
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Does anyone know what the font used in SGI's press releases is called? Was it specifically designed for SGI, and is it available anywhere / licensable for use? For an example, look at the body font of this data sheet - http://www.siliconbunny.com/data_sheets ... def_io.pdf .

I tried running Ghostscript's 'pdffonts' tool on the above file, and it gave me the following output:
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name                                 type              emb sub uni object ID
------------------------------------ ----------------- --- --- --- ---------
CCDIJA+SGI-Bold                      Type 1C           yes yes yes     16  0
CCDIKC+SGI-Text                      Type 1C           yes yes yes     27  0
CCECDF+Sgiv1-TextCAPSnum             Type 1C           yes yes yes      4  0

This implies it is a custom-designed face... This newsgroup post seems to back up that assumption, but still doesn't provide much information on availability / licensing.

EDIT: Should have checked the wiki ;)
Quote:
"...in 1999, SGI announced a new logo — simply the letters "sgi" in a stylized lowercase font — which drew criticism for wasting the professional goodwill associated with the previous box-outline logo. The new logo was a proprietary typeface called "SGI", created by branding and design consulting firm Landor Associates, in collaboration with designer Joe Stitzlein."

Anyone have more info?


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 Post subject: Re: SGI typeface?
Unread postPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 4:36 pm 
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The font simply named "SGI" was custom made for SGI. It is proprietary, so unfortunatly it isn't available (legally) to the public.

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 Post subject: Re: SGI typeface?
Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:04 am 
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jeffwa wrote:
The font simply named "SGI" was custom made for SGI. It is proprietary, so unfortunatly it isn't available (legally) to the public.

Search harder. Basically, it's a slightly modified version of something available. There have been a few discussion about that font here.


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 Post subject: Re: SGI typeface?
Unread postPosted: Fri May 08, 2009 2:17 am 
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There was sgifonts.exe zip compressed archive floating around and i have this backed-up somewhere, i don't know whats inside, never opened it. If is under forum rules and if admin permits to be ok i will share it.

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 Post subject: Re: SGI typeface?
Unread postPosted: Fri May 08, 2009 9:24 am 
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I'd be leery of this. Maybe Neko will chime in and let us know.


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 Post subject: Re: SGI typeface?
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zizban wrote:
I'd be leery of this. Maybe Neko will chime in and let us know.

An ftp search finds that file all over the place so even if neko doesn't feel like worrying at night, it's easy to get.


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 Post subject: Re: SGI typeface?
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Sure, but hosting it here is the issue.


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 Post subject: Re: SGI typeface?
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lol, i think they don't need this font anymore, the new "rackable" inspired font is even more ugly :mrgreen: just visited the new sgi site and puff ... omg

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 Post subject: Re: SGI typeface?
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I grabbed that exe from sgi's press library years ago, it was freely available. I've uploaded the extracted ttf files here:
http://rapidshare.de/files/47662195/sgi ... ar.gz.html
Moderators, feel free to remove the link if it's against forum rules.


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 Post subject: Re: SGI typeface?
Unread postPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 7:46 am 
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Is there is a license with these? I'd like to know if they can be redistributed.


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 Post subject: Re: SGI typeface?
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:19 pm 
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Any chance you can upload that file to rapidshare again? I tried to get it but it had been inactive for too long and was taken down.


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 Post subject: Re: SGI typeface?
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Hi,
I remember downloading sgifonts.exe few years back.
I used wine to run it (it was unpacker in form of installer :)

I don't have the original file anymore, but I have the fonts which were inside.

I wonder if this link will get slashed or not:
http://toxygen.x86.sk/interesting_stuff/sgi_font/

I believe it's ok for it to be posted in this forum, as SGI gave it away for free few years ago.

I might have a look in my backups, I guess I will find original sgifonts.exe, which comes with license, so the things will be de jure without doubt.

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