Old Font that Still Viable Today
I was browsing around some old fonts that I had on my Powerbook Laptop. I came across Xavier as it was an interesting font type. I thought it would be good to learn more about this font.
I pulled out my Boston Computer Society CD and found the original font. The font creation date is August 4, 1992, but I think that's the date the CD was created. Here's the text of the read me file:
Dear User, Xavier is a very elegant "Blackletter" suitable for body text. If you are familiar with a wide range of typefaces, you may recognize it as an adaptation of "Pamela". Special features of this typeface include semi-illustrated caps (use option-shift-letter) which will be more beautiful and evident at point sizes larger than 24 points (okay at the beginning of paragraphs/sections, etc.). Also, check out the characters used as brackets as well as '<' and '>', the dagger character (option-t), and the double dagger (option-shift-7). The artwork of some of the characters in this typeface is so intricate that if you try to print every character on one page, a LaserWriter Plus will overrun the font cache and not print the page. So use the illustrative characters sparingly (generally a good idea anyway from a graphic art standpoint'subtlety is always best). I imagine if you have a newer LaserWriter (II or greater) you shouldn't have this problem. Down to business: I would like to maintain some control over my work, therefore this typeface is available only to members of CompuServe. No other party [the end-user, or company specializing in assembling shareware software on disks for sale, or user group distribution of shaweware] is permitted to distribute this software in any way to any other party. This software is AS-IS. The bitmaps are not going to be very good (but they will serve you well for the final layout). If you make your contribution before November 1, 1992-- The price: $10 (you may consider it hurricane relief). After November 1, 1992: $15 Thank you very much. Francis X. Mahoney, Jr.
The mailing address was removed from the Read Me as I am sure that Francis X. Mahoney, Jr. doesn't live at the address any more.
The hurricane relief that was mentioned can't be for Hurricane Andrew as that landed on August 16 - which was 2 weeks after the creation date. I couldn't find any specific storm in 1991 or 1990 that hit the Louisiana area (where the contribution was to go.)
Intersting that this font isn't available any place online. I uploaded a sample text to What The Font and I didn't get any good suggestions.
There are 152 Glyphs in this collection.
Sample of some of the Glyphs in the collection.