Re: good print/online font

Subject: Re: good print/online font
From: Karen Cranston <kcransto -at- INTEGRATED -dot- MB -dot- CA>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 1997 16:59:12 -0600

The only thing to keep in mind is that there are some restrictions on
how you can use the free fonts. This is what MS sent to me when I
inquired about using them in our online help:

"You can specify the font in your Web pages. You can embed the font on
your Web pages (using our WEFT tool). You can specify the font using
Winhelp. You can post if for download on your Web site. But
unfortunately you can't supply the font with a commercial product."

Something to consider before you fall in love with one of these fonts
(and they are lovely!).

> Kristin Nietz wrote:
> <snip>
> > ... we would prefer to make a complete change
> > so that the online books and the printed books look exactly the
> same.
> >
> > ... Do you have any suggestions
> > of a font that can handle this double duty; that is, it can be
> equally
> > functional/readable whether online or in print?

> <Snip> You can download (free!) a pair of fonts -- Georgia (Roman) and
> Verdana (sans-serif) that look good both ways. Trouble is, they keep
> changing
> their web site, so I can't give you a reliable URL for the download.
> Just get into and hunt! <snip>
> --
> Michael Lewis
> Brandle Pty Limited, Sydney, Australia
> : PO Box 1249 : Suite 8, The Watertower :
> : Strawberry Hills, NSW 2012 : 1 Marian St, Redfern 2016 :
> : Tel +61-2-9310-2224 : Fax +61-2-9310-5056 :

Karen Cranston
Technical Writer
Integrated Engineering Software
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
mailto:kcransto -at- integrated -dot- mb -dot- ca

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