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My first computer was an Apple ][+ clone. I learnt about every bit of that computer, in software and in hardware. It's still the only computer that I've ever done any slightly serious assembly language programming on. (Excluding course work at University.)
I like to remember those old days by using the various Apple Emulators that are available. Using these emulators involves working with "Disk Images" and I've written a few little utilities for myself to look at and manage those images. (Look out for the penultimate result of this mucking around in the form of the Apple2FileManager, coming soon-ish.) Anyway, I sometimes I wanted/needed to view the images in their "natural" form, that is, in the Apple ][ Font. (Inverse text was a particular requirement.) So I created two fonts based on the Apple ][ screen display, called Apple2Forever, and Apple2Forever80. (The former is the standard Apple ][ 40 Column mode font, the later is the font used on 80 column displays, essentially the same font at half-width.)
They're both TrueType "Symbol" fonts, since they don't match the regular ANSI specification for what characters go where. They should be usable in all programs that support TrueType fonts.
Characters 32 to 127 are the standard ASCII symbols, Upper Case and Lower Case letters.
Characters 128 to 159 are the "Mouse Text" characters that were introduced with the Extended 80 Column Card in the Apple //e.
Characters 160 to 255 are the standard ASCII symbols, Upper Case and Lower Case letters again, but this time in Inverse.
Both fonts were created by using the ScanFont software from FontLab [www.pyrus.com/].