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Old 02 December 2018, 10:38   #1
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Topaz 9e, what does the e stand for?

Hi, I'm in the process of trying to adapt the Topaz font from WB1.3 for my windows. While working on 9e I started wondering; what does the e actually stand for? Anybody know?


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Old 02 December 2018, 10:59   #2
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Not sure .... english ?
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Old 02 December 2018, 11:31   #3
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Is that some unofficial/3rd party font? I don't remember seeing that kind of "e" myself ever...
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Old 02 December 2018, 11:54   #4
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Commodore Amiga 2.x (1991):
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- Alternate Topaz/9e – 10×9 (2 for descender) – modified some glyphs like ‘g’ and available from Preferences as Text 60
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(probably e as enhanced)
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Old 02 December 2018, 12:40   #5
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Is that some unofficial/3rd party font? I don't remember seeing that kind of "e" myself ever...
No, it is the 9 point for inside 1.3 kickstart. There is topaz 8 and 9e in kickstart and topaz 11 on Extras1.3 disk.

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Commodore Amiga 2.x (1991):
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- Alternate Topaz/9e – 10×9 (2 for descender) – modified some glyphs like ‘g’ and available from Preferences as Text 60
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(probably e as enhanced)
That is for the 2.x, but 9e was already there before that, so this could not be the reason for the name.
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Maybe it was the revision or 'edited'?
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Is the Topaz name a reference to the B-52s song?
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Maybe it means "extended", with extra chars???
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Old 06 December 2018, 21:08   #9
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Is the Topaz name a reference to the B-52s song?
Probably not, the B52s stuff was from West Chester based engineers where the OS + topaz.font was invented in Los Gatos..
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The e in 9e probably indicates the FSB_EXTENDED style bit, which means "extended face (wider than normal)".
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Old 07 December 2018, 03:40   #11
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The e in 9e probably indicates the FSB_EXTENDED style bit, which means "extended face (wider than normal)".

That sounds plausible. Thanks, now maybe I can focus on the font instead of wondering about it's name
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