RE: OpenType vs TrueType (was current version of unicode-font)

From: Peter Constable (
Date: Fri Dec 03 2004 - 19:32:18 CST

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    > From: []
    On Behalf
    > Of Philippe Verdy

    > See OpenType is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation
    > (bottom of page)
    > The handdrawn-like "O" is a logo used by Microsoft as the icon
    > OpenType fonts.
    > However the OpenType web site is apparently fixed only to this
    > page, with a single link to MonoType Corporation, not to the previous
    > documentation hosted by Microsoft.
    > Is Microsoft stopping supporting OpenType, and about to sell the
    > to the MonoType font foundry?

    That web site does not have any official status wrt the OpenType
    technology. The content is merely information provided by a user of the
    OpenType specification, not by an owner of it.

    Why would you think the creation of this site might suggest that
    Microsoft is selling off its IP in relation to OpenType to Monotype? If
    Motorola created a site, would you jump to the
    conclusion that they were selling off that IP?

    Just to eliminate any confusion, Microsoft most definitely is not
    decreasing in any way their investment in and support for OpenType.

    Peter Constable

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