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Monotype's Windows-Compatible Core Set

Monotype states: Our Windows Compatible set was specifically designed for software and hardware developers creating products for the New Media market. The Windows Compatible set is part of our Enhanced Screen Quality (ESQ) line of TrueType fonts that have been optimized for viewing type legibly at any resolution. The Albany ESQ, Thorndale ESQ and Cumberland ESQ font families each contain the regular, italic, bold and bold italic styles. Albany, Cumberland and Thorndale were created as metrically equivalent designs to the original Windows core fonts Arial, Courier and Times New Roman. When fonts are designed to be metrically equivalent to a given design, the natural, or linear width is matched. For example, the letter A in both the Arial and Albany fonts is 1366 font units wide (in a 2048 unit em-square). When font widths match, text can be scaled to any size and line lengths set in each of the two fonts will always match. An added twist to metric compatibility, however, is included in the Arial, Courier and Times New Roman fonts that ship with Microsoft Windows. These fonts have TrueType code that allows them to scale non-linearly. In order for a font to be truly compatible to these designs, they must share this non-linear attribute. Hmmm, "specifically designed"?

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