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IBM Composer

The type styles of the IBM Selectric Composer, which worked with typewriter balls:

  • Bembo (imitated by Aldine Roman)
  • Baskerville
  • Bodoni
  • Century Expanded (called Century here)
  • News Gothic (sort of imitated by Classified News)
  • Copperplate Gothic
  • Kis's Janson (imitated by Journal Roman)
  • Times Roman (imitated by Press Roman). Includes Press Roman Symbol (Greek, Mathematical, Technical).
  • Memphis (imitated by Pyramid)
  • Optima (imitated by Theme)
  • Univers
  • Ruling Font
Interestingly, but not surprisingly in view of today's corporate ethics, IBM "forgets" to mention that Theme is Optima, that Pyramid is Memphis, and so forth.

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INTERNAL LINKS
Typewriter fonts ⦿ Copperplate ⦿ Baskerville ⦿








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