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    About 15 years ago I had a font that allowed me to represent a character by an image of a key. For example the delete key was represented by what appeared to be an image of a 3-dimensional beveled plastic key - just as I would see if I levered the delete key off my keyboard.
    The letters and digits and punctuation symbols all translated into an image of the appropriate beveled key.
    I don't think that an image (as in BMP, JPG etc.) was introduced. Just that a stream of text became keys-with-letters-on-them, instead of the letters.

    I'd appreciate any pointers.
    I've opened up many old documents that I produced 15 years ago, but can find no trace.
    I've scanned my hard drive for "font" with no success.
    It must have been a free font, for I was using it.

    I can't see anything like it at
    http://www.dafont.com/bitmap.php
    http://www.urbanfonts.com/dingbats/symbols-dingbats.htm
    http://simplythebest.net/fonts/
    http://www.1001fonts.com/


    The closest I've found are at
    http://www.linotype.com/1198/mackeycapspi-family.html, but it isn't a 3D style of a plastic key.
    http://www.1001freefonts.com/typewriterkeys.php but these are old-fashioned typewriter keys.

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    I have Betsy Flanagan, which is actually two fonts, BETSY.ttf and BETSY2.ttf. These are two early free font by the prolific Ray Larabie. It's now on myfonts.com instead of Mr Larabie's own site. ....J. Till

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    [quote name='JTill' post='780234' date='17-Jun-2009 06:17']I have Betsy Flanagan, which is actually two fonts, BETSY.ttf and BETSY2.ttf. These are two early free font by the prolific Ray Larabie. It's now on myfonts.com instead of Mr Larabie's own site. ....J. Till[/quote]
    Here is a clickable link: Betsy Flanagan font family MyFonts

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    [quote name='JTill' post='780234' date='17-Jun-2009 00:17']I have Betsy Flanagan,[/quote]
    Thanks JTill, and I picked up the link from Hans's second response.

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    [quote name='HansV' post='780242' date='17-Jun-2009 01:44']Here is a clickable link:[/quote]
    Thanks Hans, for this and for the other two links.
    My eyes are brimming with tears of nostalgia .....

    "keycaps" was the buzzword I was missing!

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