Fountain pen, typewriter collecting,
and maybe more.
HOORAY!!I just knew that you'd be able to fix it!Thanks for the very interesting tour of Hermes typefaces.I really like the typeface on this post.
That's looking pretty darned good for a machine that was shipped with no protection. Good work and thanks for feeding the type specimen collection!
Hi Bill, once the frustration, desperation and dilemmas evaporated, it looks like the time you put in fixing it has really paid off.
I didn't realize there was such a range of typefaces for this machine. What an excellent bit of documentation, Bill.
congrats and happy typing. now if I could only find the proportional one somewhere...
Fantastic Hermes Typeface collection! Thanks for putting this up.
It's great to hear that your were able to fix it!And thanks for the Hermes specimens of writing.
Aristos is a great!I wonder if this kind of proportional spacing typefaces were common or not, I mean, if people really preferred those typewriters instead of a conventional fixed-spacing one...
From what I understand the proportional were only available on the Office Machines and the Ambassador Electric. Perhaps someone who knows more about typewriters than I do could tell us more. It may be the fonts were only available on electric machines.
Thanks for the typeface pics!! Very useful indeed. I have also only found the french examples.
Yes! Very interesting. Thanks a lot!Do you think one can easily download some of those typefaces for text programs?
Typewriter fonts can be made from the actual samples of the typeface. Doing so from a file where all the characters are scattered about may be able to be done, but they will not be the proper proportions.