# What the font: the letter i used in Apple's information button

I am wondering what typeface this is:

• Some people built special services for just this type of thing: whatfontis.com – user10355 Nov 18 '11 at 22:57
• @cksum Cool site! Too bad it requires two letters though. – ughoavgfhw Nov 18 '11 at 23:20
• @cksum already tried whatthefont, they couldn't id it, neither could yours. :( – martnu Nov 18 '11 at 23:54
• @martnu According character table on my mac, best choices are: Cambria Math, STIXGeneral, STIXGeneral. But they are not same. It's not full answer, but may be it's point where to look for – Eir Nym Nov 19 '11 at 2:18
• It's not unlikely this icon did not use any particular font, but was designed as a vector shape. – Gerry Nov 19 '11 at 9:13

Hoefler Text Bold Italic

http://www.typography.com/fonts/font_styles.php?productLineID=100010

It was designed for Apple:

Hoefler Text is a contemporary serif Antiqua font that was designed for Apple Computer to demonstrate advanced type technologies. Hoefler Text was created to allow the composition of complex typography; as such it takes cues from a range of classic fonts, such as Garamond and Janson. Designed by Jonathan Hoefler in 1991, a version of Hoefler Text has been included with every version of Mac OS since System 7.5.

Baskerville SemiBold italic is pretty close

• I was going to say Garmond Premier Bold Italic Subhead, but yours is closer. – GEdgar Jun 22 '12 at 2:21

Try this Fonts. It may Matches I think. "Monotype Corsiva", "Mutter Krause Hal", "Sudbury Book-Italic"

• And these fonts are available from where? – nohillside Oct 15 '12 at 11:24
• Please visit this site. fontspace.com/category/italic?p=2 – Raja O Oct 16 '12 at 4:50
• Hello, and welcome to Ask Different! This site is meant to be a collaborative reference for the Apple community, which means answers should be aiming to be detailed, reasoned and useful. in your case, as patrix stated, usefulness suffers from a lack of links. Reasoning and and detail could both be improved by explaining how you conclude these fonts match. – kopischke Oct 28 '12 at 22:22

In many cases, the "info i" is a graphic element buried in the respective app’s resources folder. For example, this "i" is from /System/Library/CoreServices/ .. CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources/ .. ToolbarInfo.icns (path split for readability):

You can browse resources for any app by selecting Show package contents for an Application in Finder (cmd-click), then navigating to the Contents folder. Common file types are icns, PNG or PDF.

http://new.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/ sais that this picture looks like BearButte Bold Italic font

Also you can look at this quiz to find letters from images

• +1 for WTF, but, honestly, BearButte's i doesn't look like the i on OP's question. – Jari Keinänen Nov 19 '11 at 13:19
• I see. May be it is not exact font. This glyph can be created by designer, not extracted from font. I haven't seen same i before (I've seen same i without left flourish in Windows system) – Eir Nym Nov 19 '11 at 14:14