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like Brett says this has been around for years ..and what is Googles proof that they own the font ...?
unless they are trying for ownership of the letter G worldwide =o
plus on a closer look ..it's actually 2 fonts ..the lower case "r" ( used by gtransfer in 2 instances ) is not part of the same font as the rest...
The rest looks like maybe "bookman" or somesuch the "r"'s look tweaked to be thicker at the top of the letter ( wish I could remember what that bit's called ...years since I lectured in typo ..where's limbo when you need 'im )...
BTW.. Brett..it goes back even further ..In the UK back when I was a kid there was a candy name of "fruit polo's" ..used "The same Font" as "google" do now ...same rainbow effect ..Was trademarked too ( the name written in that way I mean ..don't know if they trademarked the effect as related to all serifed typefaces tho ...wouldn't have though it would have been accepted even had they tried! )..
[edited by: Leosghost at 12:34 pm (utc) on July 26, 2004]