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

From: Philippe Verdy (
Date: Fri Dec 03 2004 - 20:48:19 CST

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    From: "Peter Constable" <>
    > 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?

    What alarmed me is that this domain was previously referencing Microsoft's
    Also the fact that MonoType was sold by Agfa, with his name changed.
    Also the fact that Microsoft's presentation of OpenType (previously TrueType
    Open, previously TrueType) has removed the reference to Apple's
    contributions in TrueType, leaving only Microsoft as the owner of the
    trademark and technology, also partly attributed to Adobe).
    With Apple now supporting other layout tables, that are not referenced in
    the Microsoft documentations for OpenType, this really suggested me a branch
    split after disagreement (also increased by the new status of Monotype).
    What is strange also is that the web site is a page whose
    title refers to "Arial Unicode MS". Isn't it a Microsoft font? These things
    all combined are very intrigating.
    Is there a way outside OpenType for other system vendors than Microsoft and
    Apple? This standard loks more and more proprietary...

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