That darned PDP font

Jason T silent700 at
Mon Aug 9 15:32:41 CDT 2010

On Mon, Aug 9, 2010 at 2:43 PM,  <schoedel at> wrote:
> My impression was that he was not referring to the |d|i|g|i|t|a|l| logo, but
> rather the circle-based style used on the rest of that cover.

Correct.  I should have said "the typeface used for the text
'processor handbook' on that cover."  I've seen discussions of the
logo before. Interesting in its own right, but has been better

> I've spent some time off and on (but apparently not "on" in the last four years)
> on a re-creation. I started with the outline version, because there are larger
> samples available in the chapter headings of those handbooks, and when I last
> left off had completed a draft of the alphabet (lower case only, of course),
> most punctuation, and a couple digits.

I'd be interested in making use of this if you've got it, even in its
present for (lowers are just fine.)  It will be for an appropriate,
non-profit, ccmp cause ;)

> I have never found any matching commercial fonts. In the outline form, adjacent
> letters overlap by the stroke width, so they were obviously not set in metal

Yeah, I can see how "pdp11" has been run together.  Not hard to
approximate with some patience in Pshop (for an amateur like me,


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