So I managed to find a download of System 2
, and within this disk image is a suitcase file simply titled "Fonts" that, when I opened it with ResEdit, shows some resources that clearly appear to be the original "city" fonts, before the majority of them were jettisoned in System 7 (save for Geneva, Chicago and Monaco). The really cool ones like Cairo, San Francisco, Venice, and one I had never heard of with a name like Tale Spin(?).
The strange thing is that when I double-click on the suitcase in Finder, it shows no fonts inside. I tried putting this supposedly empty suitcase (which nonetheless has a file size of about 140K) into the Fonts folder. I even restarted, but nothing new shows up in the font menus of various applications, and Suitcase throws an error when scanning the fonts folder, saying "The suitcase 'Fonts' contains no fonts."
So I'm guessing that somehow I have to extract these from the suitcase's resource fork in ResEdit to use as proper System 7 suitcases, if this is even possible. Does anyone know of a way this can be done, so that I can have the original Susan Kare set in my 7.5 environment? Is it tricky and technical if so?