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New Naw.
TrueType was invented by Apple, not MS.

The impetus for using TT was because PS fonts looked shit on screen. That's shit, with a capital shit.


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New I thought there was much more to it than that.
ATM was supposed to take care of the screen-display issues. My recollection was that MS didn't want to pay for ATM and/or Display Postscript and wanted to use their monopoly to crush Adobe. Apple had some issues with Adobe as well. There may have been font licensing cost issues too.

But I'm unable to check for links at the moment, and could well be misremembering...

Cheers,
Scott.
New There was.
ATM was shit.

Hence the problem.

There might have been business/nefarious reasons, but ATM's utter crapitude was the principle driver, I wot.


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New Oh yeah - so it was.
My bad. Dunno how I could misremember that... :-?

That means I don't remember the Big Clever thing that happened to the Windows print subsystem. It might have been a real programmer-y thing like actually create some decent and functional abstraction in the API stack.

Wade.


Is it enough to love
Is it enough to breathe
Somebody rip my heart out
And leave me here to bleed
 
Is it enough to die
Somebody save my life
I'd rather be Anything but Ordinary
Please



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     Alex St. John and the Monopoly - (inthane-chan) - (14)
         Link? -NT - (admin) - (1)
             Oops. Fixed. -NT - (inthane-chan)
         Interesting interview. Thanks for the link. -NT - (Another Scott)
         Very good article -NT - (crazy)
         'Nother good quote - (drewk)
         He likes telling his stories. - (static) - (6)
             I wish they'd followed up on that - (drewk) - (5)
                 Me too. - (static) - (4)
                     Naw. - (pwhysall) - (3)
                         I thought there was much more to it than that. - (Another Scott) - (1)
                             There was. - (pwhysall)
                         Oh yeah - so it was. - (static)
         re. that "printing system" tale - (Ashton)
         Second part of the interview is up. - (inthane-chan)

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