How to install the ’30-Years of Mac computers’ TrueType font on your Mac

“Apple has made available a rather special TrueType Font,” Johnny Winter reports for Tuts+.

“The original Mac was launched, 30 years ago, on 24th January 1984,” Winter reports. “Apple has put together an impressive commemorative website which really is worth exploring.”

“Apple has created a special font containing icons of a number of Mac models from over the last 30 years,” Winter reports. “In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to download and use the special Apple font that contains the different Mac models from the last 30 years”

The Mac Character Set
The Mac Character Set

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “David G.” for the heads up.]


  1. Apple TV first gen, was essentially a bare bones intel Mac Mini.

    I think there are a few items missing from the font. For example, no one ever mentioned, for the 30th, the blue G3 tower, which was the original “super computer” before the G4.

    The pleasant thing, I have laid my hands on practically every singe one of these. Exceptions for sure, 20th Anniversary Mac.

  2. This looks very complete. I can’t find any Mac models, that can be distinguished as looking different in these icons, that are missing. Even that bulbous Power Mac All-In-One (that Apple mostly sold to educators) is there. The Mac XL, which was really a “patched” Lisa that Apple off-loaded as Macs, is there.

    1. Since this is a “font” there is probably a limit to the number of “characters” in the set. I mean, come on, where are all the “clone” Macs from Power Computing, Motorola, Radius, APS, DayStar, etc. (and Psystar!) 🙂

  3. Where are the MacBook Duos and Duo Dock? To this day, it is one of my favourite Macs – and simply the slickest docking computer system ever. (Way ahead of even the Thunderbolt Display).
    I also miss the Adjustable Keyboard with the separate numeric keypad and wrist supports.

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