The History of Clarus the Dogcow #Clarus #Apple #Mac @Apple
Via 512 pixels, while the Apple of today is a gleaming white wall of corporate press releases and carefully-timed keynotes, long-time fans of the company can remember a time when the company had far more personality. One such story is of Clarus the Dogcow.
Cairo was the original dingbat font and would probably have been forgotten by history — like most of the other original Macintosh fonts — if it hadn’t been for two things: a game that used the font’s elements and the character in the z position: a small creature named “Clarus.”
Clarus also enjoyed great prominence — being present on the page setup dialog box for many versions of the Mac system’s printer software, reminding users which orientation their print job would be using:
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