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

From: John Hudson (
Date: Sat Dec 04 2004 - 14:09:45 CST

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    Philippe Verdy wrote:

    > 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.

    Arial is a Monotype face: design, copyright, trademark. Always has been. Arial Unicode MS
    is one font in the Arial family, made for MS but still Monotype's IP.

    > Is there a way outside OpenType for other system vendors than Microsoft
    > and Apple? This standard loks more and more proprietary...

    It has always been a proprietary font format. It has never been anything but proprietary.

    John Hudson

    Tiro Typeworks
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