Enhancements to Georgia & Verdana Typeface Families Announced

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Matthew Carter, the original designer of both, has embarked on a project with Ascender Corp. and Microsoft to update these ubiquitous type families. The project “intends to optimize the Verdana and Georgia fonts for many new applications, including extended text formatting on Web sites and in print. The Georgia/Verdana project will provide a variety of enhancements to these fonts including: new weights and widths beyond the original four fonts in each family; extensions to the character sets; extensions to the kerning: OpenType typographic features for enhanced typography.” Expect the results to start rolling out early next year.

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