What fonts is Apple using now?

in General Discussion edited January 2014
Does anyone know for sure what fonts Apple is using now?

For marketing?

Mac OS X system font?

I know they used to have their own flavor of Garamond, but the new ones I haven't been able to figure out.


  • Reply 1 of 9
    The font is Lucida Grande that is used on their web site.

    [ 03-03-2003: Message edited by: Mac Man 020581 ]</p>
  • Reply 2 of 9
    buonrottobuonrotto Posts: 6,368member
    The system font for menus and stuff is Lucida Grande. But the title/header font on their web site and on their newer products is Myriad Bold. Lucida Grande is available to any application in OS X. Myriad is an Adobe font and comes with most Adobe apps, including Photoshop Elements. If you copy the postscript fonts Adobe hides in the Application Support folders (copy both the Base and CMaps folders), and place it in one of your Fonts folders, it too will show up for any app to use, not just Adobe ones.

    PS: you van purchase Myriad from Adobe's fonts site.

    [ 03-03-2003: Message edited by: BuonRotto ]</p>
  • Reply 3 of 9
    lucaluca Posts: 3,833member
    Yeah, you can buy Myriad for the prison-rape price of $30...
  • Reply 4 of 9
    overhopeoverhope Posts: 1,123member
    [quote] prison-rape price <hr></blockquote>

    <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> Ooh, that's good: I shall be adding that to my everyday vocabulary.

    By the by, the face on my PowerBook looks a lot more like Myriad Roman than it does Myriad Bold.

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  • Reply 5 of 9
    lucaluca Posts: 3,833member
    I like the phrase too... I wanted to say something more vulgar/graphic but I thought prison-rape got the point across in a more clever, funnier way
  • Reply 6 of 9
    buonrottobuonrotto Posts: 6,368member
    I just read somewhere that the Myriad Apple uses is a slight variation on Adobe Myriad, like how the Garamond font they used was a very slight variation on Garamond Condensed (or narrow or whatever).

    You might be right that it's Roman and not Bold, or maybe they use both?

    [ 03-04-2003: Message edited by: BuonRotto ]</p>
  • Reply 7 of 9
    doxxdoxx Posts: 41member
    IMHO, the new font is butt ugly
  • Reply 8 of 9
    Myriad and Lucida Grande are pretty much the samething, except for the period (.) is the only thing I found different.
  • Reply 9 of 9
    buonrottobuonrotto Posts: 6,368member
    The idea was that they look fairly similar at body text size, with Lucida Grande being a little more widely kerned and more legible. But Lucida is too thin and sparsefor a header, something Myriad is particularly good at.

    Here's Lucida Grande:

    Here's Myriad:

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