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Linotype vs. Microsoft

Microsoft was at some point sued by Linotype for trademark violations. As Chuck Bigelow once wrote: "Monotype later made it available under the name Arial, and when Microsoft needed a way out of the lawsuit from Linotype for trademark violations (they'd included bitmap screen fonts named "helv" and "tms rmn" with early versions of Windows (3.0 and before)), they siezed upon the Monotype triumvirate of Arial, Times New Roman and Symbol (and paid them to cook up a version of Courier (CourierNew), since IBM had never troubled to trademark that name (they were busy with anti-trust lawsuits at the time)). Microsoft made use of a cross-license of Apple's then new "Royal" outline font technology to bring these fonts to Windows 3.1. Arial and Times New Roman, etc. did receive man _years_ of effort in hinting for their TrueType versions so as to optimize them for on-screen display though."

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