The company has re-released an important security patch, after the first iteration messed with OpenType rendering for some PowerPoint, Coreldraw and Quark Xpress users.
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The Patch Tuesday updates may have fixed a serious security flaw associated with OpenType fonts, but they also managed to make the fonts unreadable for many users of PowerPoint, Quark Xpress and Coreldraw.
The first Microsoft patch for 2010 is out, providing cover for a solitary vulnerability in the way Windows handles EOT (Embedded OpenType) fonts.
Software publisher Adobe Systems released on Monday a new version of Adobe Font Folio, its collection of fonts for professional publishing. The update has more than 2,000 fonts in OpenType, a new format jointly developed by Microsoft and Adobe and usable by both Windows and Macintosh systems.
Font flexibility is coming to the Web after Microsoft, Adobe and Agfa threw their weight behind a World Wide Web Consortium draft recommendation, the last step before ratification.
Adobe and Microsoft today announced availability of the OpenType Font Specification, a putative standard that ends the 'font wars' and embraces multiple platforms and the Internet.The announcement brings to a close the kerfuffle started several years ago when Microsoft and Apple announced they would jointly develop the TrueType font format and TrueImage page description language as a challenge to Adobe's dominant Type 1 and PostScript.
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