BBC micro style keycaps for modern keyboard

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Re: BBC micro style keycaps for modern keyboard

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many of these engraving fonts including those by Gorton have not made it to OTF/TT
Um, well, yes.

However, I have transferred non-TTF fonts (mainly by tracing enlarged bitmaps (i.e. print out the bitmap chars at a large size, scan back
into my computer, and then trace with Inkscape to produce SVG images to import into a font program) to TTF.
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If someone could give me a link to any bitmapped versions of the Gorton fonts I'd be perfectly happy to convert them into TTF versions
and upload them either here or to a designated site.

Someone got 'there' first:

https://github.com/dakotafelder/open-gorton
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Re: BBC micro style keycaps for modern keyboard

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I took a different approach to this, and ordered a set of F1 through F10 for my IBM Model M from https://www.pckeyboard.com/page/product/PRK (I know, counting should start at zero if it were on an actual beeb)...

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Somewhere, somewhen I have a very vague memory of reading that one could use a BBC Master as a keyboard for a Macintosh: whether that is a real memory or a false one I have no way of knowing.
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