If you’re looking to add a bit of that retro touch to your documents, you could do worse than Sean McNamara’s newly released Silentype Font 2.0 (version 1 was never publicly released).  From Sean’s blog entry:

I have great pleasure in announcing that v2.0 of my Silentype font is now officially released as a New Year gift to the Apple ][ community…

The letterforms were all independently created by me in 2003 and 2004, with recent modifications to accommodate later OS X versions’ predilection to fill in the counters on the letters “o”and “O”, the number “8″ and the ampersand (“&”). I recognise what it is about those characters’ counters that is common to them and not with other characters with counters, but I don’t know why that particular attribute caused the counters to fill in current versions of OS X when in 2003 and 2004 OS X as it was then was quite happy to display the characters correctly.

Oh, and I’ve added a (very) low-res Apple logo to the font at the appropriate location. I may extend the character set further during January, but don’t have any firm plans on that front at the moment.

Silentype Font 2.0 is released under the SIL Open Font License (OFL).  Stop by Sean’s blog to read the announcement and download the font.

Mike is the editor-in-chief of A2Central, as well as a blogger and rescuer of classic manuals and books.