Font for DEC indicator panels

Rod G8DGR rodsmallwood52 at
Mon Nov 12 22:54:21 CST 2018

I have a large library of inlay panel pictures. 
I’m sure I did some drawings with text when I did the blank panels. (Just the holes for the lamps)
I’ll have a look. If not  I’ll match a font to a  picture.

Rod Smallwood

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From: Guy Dunphy via cctalk
Sent: 13 November 2018 04:30
To: Toby Thain; General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
Subject: Re: Font for DEC indicator panels

At 09:58 PM 12/11/2018 -0500, you wrote:
>On 2018-11-12 9:51 PM, Fred Cisin via cctalk wrote:
>> [Top posted to avoid trimming information that might be useful to many]
>> IFF DEC used a commercial font, then it should be possible to find it.
>> But, it is extremely likely that they did NOT use a commercial font, and
>> either had their graphics art people draw the characters as needed, or
>> used reference patterns of their own that are NOT incorporated into a
>> computer font.
>These panels do appear to be typeset using commercial fonts, and yes in
>theory, we can track those down.

Hmm, I posted to the list about this 3 hours ago, and it hasn't appeared yet.
Is there an extra vetting process for posts that include links to web sites?
I included various links to font searching sites, cleaned-up samples of the DEC fonts
from my own scan (online) of a DEC PDP-8/S panel, and specific fonts I found via
search tools - that are very close or identical matches to the DEC panel fonts.

Should I repost, or just wait till it appears?


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