CombiNumerals(tm) is a typeface for creating circled numbers,
popular for use in Web graphics, documentation and
instructional material, maps, signs and guide books, for
example. With CombiNumerals, you can create any number
between 0 and 99. Here's how:

The numbers 0 through 9 are created by pressing the
A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, and J keys respectively
(you can type either lower- or uppercase).

The numbers 00 through 99 are created by first
pressing one of the number keys (0-9), followed by
Shift-number. For example, to create the number 67,
press the 6 key followed by Shift-7. You can also
create two-digit circled numbers with a leading
zero, 07 (0, Sh-7), for example.

NOTE: Don't attempt to kern or adjust the letter
spacing of double-digit numbers. Doing so will create
gaps between the digits, or cause them to align

CombiNumerals is available in two weights -- Open and
Solid. The Open weight displays numbers inside hollow
circles. The Solid weight displays white numbers inside
filled circles. The Solid weight is the Bold version
of the Open weight.

Several other characters besides numerals are available
in this font. For instance, arrows, hands, pointers,
and the Mac OS and Windows logos (including circled M
and W characters) can be created. These characters are
commonly used by people writing documentation, but are
also used for things like maps, signs, posters, guide
books, etc.


CombiNumerals was designed and created by Sean Cavanaugh,
the author of Digital Type Design Guide, The Page Designer's
Guide to Working with Type, published by Hayden Books
(ISBN 1-56830-190-1).

CombiNumerals is free, but Digital Type Design Guide will run
you about $40 bucks. The book is bundled with a hybrid CD
containing 220 typefaces in PostScript Type 1 and TrueType
formats for the Mac OS and Windows. Digital Type Design Guide
is available from

or direct from Hayden (call 800-763-7438), as well as from finer
bookstores. You can contact the author via e-mail
, or visit the book's Web page at
for more free stuff and information.


"In a sea of nearly-useless type books, it [Digital Type
Design Guide] is a fine piece of work."

(columnist, PC Magazine)

"Anyone even remotely interested in type and design needs
this book. The CD alone is worth much more than the cover


"At last! A top-notch guide to digital fonts. Having taught
a course in digital fonts management for a university ext-
ension graphic design program, I've often been asked to
recommend a book on the use and understanding of digital
fonts. Frustratingly enough, there hasn't been one -- till
now. The first third of Cavanaugh's book provides a thorough,
accurate, understandable explanation of the technical and
stylistic issues; the balance of the book deals with type in
design. The cross-platform character charts on pages 68 and
69 are, by themselves, worth the price of the book. The book
is well-written, easy to understand, and includes a ton of
Macintosh and Windows fonts on an enclosed CD-ROM."
(reader review, posted on


THERE ARE 500 TYPEFACES on the CD, licensed from SoftMaker/ATF,
each available in both PostScript Type 1 and TrueType formats
for Macs and PCs. Several of the typefaces include matching
expert sets (ligatures and fractions), small caps, oldstyle
(non-lining) numerals, and swash caps.

The collection was meticulously selected to provide you with
a complete typeface library spanning all the historical periods
and functional categories of type design. Good looking typefaces
for just about any kind of document -- from professional resumes
to funky Web graphics, newsletters, advertisements, posters,
signs, correspondence, etc., etc.

The CD is available direct from MicroVision Development for
$29.95 + tax and shipping charges. Call 1-800-998-4555, or
set your browser to to order or receive more


First decide whether you want to install the PostScript
Type 1 or TrueType version of CombiNumerals (you can
install both, but I don't recommend doing so).

Macintosh (using Mac OS 7.5 or later)

Select either the "Type 1" folder or the
"TrueType" folder located inside the CombiNumerals
folder, and drag it to the icon of your System
Folder. When you let go of the mouse, a dialog box
asks if you want to put the fonts into the Fonts
folder. Click OK and they are installed automatically.

If you are using a font management program such as
ATM Deluxe 4.0, MasterJuggler or Suitcase, follow
your normal procedure for installing and managing fonts.

Windows 95

Open the "TrueType" folder located inside the
CombiNumerals folder, and drag the files COMBN___.TTF
and COMBNS__.TTF to the Fonts folder inside the
Win95 folder.

To install the PostScript Type 1 fonts, you must have
ATM for Windows installed. Open the ATM Control Panel,
click the Add button, and from the Directories list,
select the directory (i.e., folder) where the files
COMBN___.PFM and COMBNS__.PFM reside. Select both fonts
from the Available Fonts list, and click Add.


3.0 Added several additional characters such as pointers,
hands, symbols, and logos (MacOS and Windows). You can
now access single-digit numbers by typing either lower-
or uppercase A--J keys (used to have type lowercase
only). Designed a new icon (Mac Type 1 fonts only).

2.0 Created a Solid weight to complement the Regular (now
Open) weight. Adjusted character positions for better fit.

1.0 Initial release.


Permission is hereby granted to freely distribute CombiNumerals to
other electronic bulletin boards, online services, FTP sites and
Web sites, but the Read Me files MUST accompany it (in fact, you
should use the original archive). You may not sell CombiNumerals
or distribute it on diskettes or CDs -- be they shareware or
commercial collections -- without Sean Cavanaugh's prior written
permission. You can contact him via e-mail by sending a message to

(c) 1997 Sean Cavanaugh.

CombiNumerals is a trademark of Title Wave Studios.