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SGI typeface?

Unread postby karbonKid » Sun Apr 26, 2009 11:22 am

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 ;)
"...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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Re: SGI typeface?

Unread postby jeffwa » Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:36 pm

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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Re: SGI typeface?

Unread postby hamei » Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:04 am

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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Re: SGI typeface?

Unread postby cybercow » Fri May 08, 2009 3:17 am

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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Re: SGI typeface?

Unread postby zizban » Fri May 08, 2009 10:24 am

I'd be leery of this. Maybe Neko will chime in and let us know.

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Re: SGI typeface?

Unread postby hamei » Fri May 08, 2009 11:06 am

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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Re: SGI typeface?

Unread postby zizban » Fri May 08, 2009 11:16 am

Sure, but hosting it here is the issue.

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Re: SGI typeface?

Unread postby cybercow » Mon May 11, 2009 11:13 am

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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Re: SGI typeface?

Unread postby zizban » Tue May 12, 2009 5:53 am

Ya isn't ugly? Some people have no taste.

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Re: SGI typeface?

Unread postby DaJuice » Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:04 pm

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
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Re: SGI typeface?

Unread postby zizban » Sat Jun 27, 2009 8:46 am

Is there is a license with these? I'd like to know if they can be redistributed.

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Re: SGI typeface?

Unread postby millhouse513 » Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:19 pm

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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Re: SGI typeface?

Unread postby toxygen » Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:03 am

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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