The Scourge of Arial

I found a very interesting story about the history of the Arial font. I had no idea that there is such cloak and daggery in the artistic world. Arial “has a rather dubious history and not much character”, and is “little more than a shameless impostor”.

This story is a fascinating look into some of the history of Arial, Microsoft, Apple and Adobe. The is a particularly interesting story describing how Adobe’s attempt to keep core postscript technology to itself resulted in part in the creation of the Arial font.

Well worth a read.

ps: I found the original reference on Guy Kawasaki’s blog – a very interesting site.

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