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UC Berkeley [Richard Beatty]

The University of California at Berkeley releases freely downloadable versions of Goudy's 1938 Venetian font Berkeley Oldstyle, now called University Old Style. History of the font in the "readme" file: Goudy was commissioned in 1938 to design a new family of typefaces for the University Press at the University of California-Berkeley. He preferred the name University Old Style, but the University staff preferred adding the name of the state. In his translations of Goudy's types, Richard Beatty returned to Goudy's preference for naming the family--it fits computer menus more easily. Beatty's translations are based on Goudy's original designs and do not reflect the changes made by Monotype when they were given permission to copy the typefaces and sell them under the name of 'Californian.'

In 1995, Beatty was commissioned by the University of California at Berkeley to design additional typefaces that would be heavy enough for campus signage and with a family relationship to Goudy's University Old Style. In 2000, Beatty was commissioned by the University of California at Berkeley to design demi-bold typefaces that fit between the roman and bold in weight and black typefaces that go beyond bold in weight without the variations of the fonts designed by Beatty specifically for signage.

The family comprises UniversityOS, UniversityOSBlack, UniversityOSBlack-Italic, UniversityOS-Bold, UniversityOS-BoldItalic, UniversityOSDemi, UniversityOSDemi-Italic, UniversityOS-Italic, UniversityOSSC, UniversityOSSCBlack, UniversityOSSCBlack-Italic, UniversityOSSC-Bold, UniversityOSSC-BoldItalic, UniversityOSSCDemi, UniversityOSSCDemi-Italic, UniversityOSSC-Italic, UniversityOSTitling, UniversityOSTitling-Bold, UniversityOSSCSign, UniversityOSSCSign-Italic, UniversityOSSign, UniversityOSSign-Italic, UniversityOSSignTitling.

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Luc Devroye ⦿ School of Computer Science ⦿ McGill University Montreal, Canada H3A 2K6 ⦿ lucdevroye@gmail.com ⦿ http://luc.devroye.org ⦿ http://luc.devroye.org/fonts.html