Geneva

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Credits

Designer(s)
Susan Kare
Foundry(ies)
Apple
Release Year
1984
Country of Origin
United States
Classification
Sans Serif, Grotesque
Original Format
Bitmap
Distributor(s)
Apple
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Background

Geneva is a realist sans-serif typeface shipped with the first Macintosh operating system (it was the default text system font, later replaced by Lucida Grande on Mac OS X). The original version was a bitmap font, but later versions were converted to TrueType when that technology became available on the Macintosh platform.
Geneva was originally a redesigned version of Helvetica; the TrueType version of the font is somewhat different.
A slightly modified version of Geneva known as Simple can be found in the Apple Newton operating system.

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