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Monotype Imaging is a leading provider of advanced font products specializing in font technologies, type design, multilingual font development & licensing and software development for mobile phones. The Monotype Imaging team is renowned for its TrueType and OpenType font expertise, and can tune fonts for on-screen legibility in Microsoft Windows as well as Digital TV, Set Top Boxes, Mobile Phones, Game Consoles, Embedded Systems, Consumer Electronics and other devices.

Verdana fonts in the news

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Microsoft's Verdana font family was designed by Matthew Carter and hinted by Ascender's Tom Rickner. It is a sturdy, legible sans serif with an affable appearance. It is also very popular because it is commonly found on Mac & Windows systems and commonly used for formatting sans serif text in web pages. But when IKEA began using it in their print catalogs, people took notice and not everyone approved. Here is an article summarizing the attention and criticism in the New York Times.