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Is Arial a proprietary font? Answered

Is Arial a proprietary font? Is it owned/copyrighted by Microsoft? Does the use of it's '.tff' file (such as in software source) require a license?

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action_owl
action_owl

11 years ago

Thanks all, I have a Comp. class and the teacher requested that all papers are typed in 10pt Arial. Since I use GNU/Linux "Arial" is not available, so I use "Sans-Serif". I'm sure this will be fine, but if for some weird reason the teacher wants to complain about my font then I have a valid argument.

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Re-design
Re-design

Answer 11 years ago

Better answer. I didn't dig far enough down.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Answer 11 years ago

What digging? I went straight to wikipedia and typed in arial font...

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lemonie
lemonie

11 years ago

I'm not too sure what you really want to know, what do you propose to do that might possibly not be strictly legal? L

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Re-design
Re-design

11 years ago

Yes it is owned by MS. Here's a link to a site that gives generic replacements for Arial andothers.