RE: Unicode for all Webpacs
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- Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2004 13:46:05 -0600
- From: "Hahn, Harvey" <hhahn at ahml dot info>
- Subject: RE: Unicode for all Webpacs
> -----Original Message-----
> From: innopac-bounces at innopacusers dot org
> [mailto:innopac-bounces at innopacusers dot org] On Behalf Of Tom Baker
> Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2004 12:28 PM
> I think it used to be free (sigh), but now comes bundled with
> the Microsoft Office suite.
Yes, that is correct. Microsoft contracted with a 3rd-party vendor to
create/license the Arial Unicode MS font. Originally, Microsoft made
the font freely available on its website, but the 3rd-party vendor got
after MS about violating the vendor's licensing restrictions on the
font. Subsequently, the font became available only in the MS Office
suite, where licensing could be restricted to paying customers.
Hope this explains things a bit!
Harvey E. Hahn, Manager, Technical Services Department
Arlington Heights (Illinois) Memorial Library
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