Contents of the IGLOO.TXT file
About IglooLaser... July 5, 1991
Welcome to IglooLaser, a novelty TrueType laser font that is compatible with
Apple's new type format in System 7. The all-caps font contains all upper case
characters of the alphabet, numerals and some punctuation. The individual
characters are topped with freshly fallen snow the way it lays on evergreen
branches. The font is best for display purposes in publications that have a
special wintry theme.
IglooLaser started out life as a series of Macintosh characters that had been
scanned out of a magazine by Allen Rothwell, a desktop publisher based in
Baltimore (he's SultanJim on America Online). He uploaded the Adobe Illustrator
PostScript files to my BBS here in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area of Minnesota.
I subsequently created a Macintosh Type 3 PostScript font using ArtImporter
from Altsys. That font was uploaded to the Macintosh DTP/WP Forum on America
Online where it was improved by William j. Krasovic (Kras) and picked up and
redone as a Type 1 font by another user. It truly has been a group project.
With the spirit of a group effort in mind, I am now offering IglooLaser in this
TrueType format. The font is free.
Follow the standard instructions for installing fonts in System 7 or use with
System 6.07 by using the TrueType INIT.
Several software products were used during the course of this font's evolution.
Mac versions of Adobe Illustrator, and Altsys' ArtImporter, Metamorphosis Pro
and Fontographer 3.2 all were part of the process. The final conversion of
IglooLaser to this TrueType format was done with Metamormophis Pro. A version of
IglooLaser is also available in the ATM/Windows 3 version as IGLOOLAS.ZIP.
The DTP Exchange is a BBS system devoted to desktop publishing and graphics
topics. There are two systems, one running on an IBM PC with a complete FidoNet
conferencing setup, the second running on the Mac-based TeleFinder BBS graphic
user interface (GUI). FidoNet conferences include the popular LaserPub, Ventura,
EchoMac, MacDTP, GRAPHICS, PHOTO and also a new DTP- oriented network called
PubNet which offers about a dozen conferences on DTP topics including PageMaker,
Quark and Corel.
DTP Exchange I (612) 636-7580, PEP, V.32, V.42, V.42bis, 2400/1200
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(NOTE: Line II is Mac-only, using dedicated software. Call to DL TeleFinder/User sw)
More than 300 PD/shareware laser fonts are available on DTP Exchange, with the
collection growing larger each week. Also available is a large collection of
both Mac and PC DTP utilities.
Subscription fee: $20 per year or $30 for both systems.
-- Chuck Bjorgen, SysOp, DTP Exchange BBS