Java Girl is a simplistic yet effective title and heading typeface I created sometime back in 2003 on my palmtop during a lecture to use for a wallpaper picture that simply read “JAVA GIRL”. I have since used it for further wallpaper pictures, although thus far only as what I call “Virtual Lettraset”, where I have to copy and paste each character into place from a picture of the character set.
However, I have now made it into a proper bitmap font, making its usage considerably more convenient. The font is, of course, named after the very first text that it was used to display. The font comes with a complete Mac Roman character set at both the original 36 pt and the later, smaller 16 pt, and is saved as a Macintosh font suitcase. The font will of course work in Mac OS 9 and earlier; whether it will work in Mac OS X is another matter.
I have also generated Microsoft Windows Latin-1 versions as both Windows Font Library (FON) and Glyph Bitmap Distribution Format (BDF). Sadly, the Windows version gets ignored by most Windows programs and I have no idea why; it does work in the GIMP and Windows Paint though. If anyone can explain (and hopefully fix) this, please let me know.
The BDF version is unfortunately untested as no-one so far has ever reported if it works or not.
Over the course of time, the font has gained two different letter Rs:
The two alternatives can be obtained by lowercase and uppercase R respectively. If there arises a need for further alternative letters, I will do the same for those as well.
- Macintosh Font Suitcase (StuffIt, 7 k)
- Glyph Bitmap Distribution Format files for *NIX (tarball, 9 k)
- Windows Font Library (Zip, 6 k)
- Java Girl 36 pt, Mac Roman character set
- Java Girl 16 pt, Mac Roman character set
- Java Girl 36 pt, Windows Latin-1 character set
- Java Girl 16 pt, Windows Latin-1 character set
- Java Girl under construction in FontLab’s BitFonter
Use of this font is free and unrestricted.