FA Sysfont by FontsArena

FA Sysfont by FontsArena

This is a revival of Susan Kare’s original Chicago, the default typeface in Apple’s System (80s operating system, MacOS’s precursor).

I manually drew it from scratch as pixel art in Adobe Illustrator and generated the font files with FontSelf for Illustrator. Diacritics and symbols were complete guesswork, so they might be different than the original font.

Manually kerned (though there is room for improvement).

Free for both personal and commercial use, licensed under SIL OpenFont license.

— Typeface naming process —
FA = FontsArena
Sysfont = System font
C = Chicago

— Webfont —
Add this in your CSS file:

@font-face {
  font-family: 'FA Sysfont C';
  src: url('fa-sysfont-c.woff2') format('woff2'),
  url('fa-sysfont-c.woff') format('woff');
  font-weight: normal;
  font-style: normal;
}
This font was originally created for 8Bit WordPress theme, a theme inspired by System.
Category
Language support
Latin Extended (Western European, including Icelandic)
Format
OTF, WOFF, WOFF2
License
SIL Open Font License    → Licenses explained
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FA Sysfont C

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