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Mac users' Internet experience to remain seamless

thefickler (1030556) writes | more than 6 years ago

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thefickler (1030556) writes "Mac users will continue to see the Internet as it was intended, thanks to the renewal of a font licensing agreement between Microsoft and Apple. At TypeCon2007 Microsoft and Apple announced they have renewed their font licensing agreement, giving Apple users ongoing use of the latest versions of Microsoft Windows core fonts.

Back in 1996 Microsoft started the "Core fonts for the Web" initiative. The idea of this initiative was to create a a standard pack of fonts that would be present on all or most computers, allowing web pages to be displayed consistently on different computers. While the project was terminated in 2002, some of the fonts defined as core fonts for the web have gone on to become known as "web safe fonts", and are therefore widely used by Internet developers."

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URL change (1)

Burpmaster (598437) | more than 6 years ago | (#20094205)

It looks like the URL changed because the article title was changed. I found the story here [blorge.com] .

RedHat Liberation Fonts as drop in replacement (1)

linux11 (449315) | more than 6 years ago | (#20094691)

RedHat has a set of drop in replacement fonts [redhat.com] which would also work on Mac OS X if Microsoft ever decided to stop licensing their fonts.
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