Microsoft and Apple Extend Font Licensing Agreement
Seamless Web and software experience for Apple users
TYPECON, Seattle, Wash. — Aug. 2, 2007 — Microsoft Corp. and Apple today announced that they have renewed their font licensing agreement, giving Apple users ongoing use of the latest versions of core Windows fonts. Under the agreement, Apple and Microsoft are extending the seamless Web and software experience Apple users have enjoyed for years when using and viewing popular Microsoft fonts such as Times New Roman, Arial and Verdana. Apple customers, developers and Web designers can safely specify fonts knowing that their documents, presentations and web pages will appear as they are meant to be seen on screen and in print.
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