The Case of the Missing Microsoft Fonts AUG 13 2002
Peter wrote in this morning saying that Microsoft was no longer offering their core font pack (you know, Arial, Verdana, Georgia, etc.) for download. Thinking he was a dirty, rotten liar and scoundrel for saying so, I checked the download page myself. They're gone: "Web fonts program discontinued. Microsoft's TrueType core fonts for the Web are no longer available for download from www.microsoft.com." What's going on here?
Whatever the reason, MS makes up for the loss by offering a darn good typography weblog. From it I've learned that there's a new edition of the essential Stop Stealing Sheep and Find Out How Type Works, Andy Crewdson (late of Lines and Splines) is back writing longer pieces about typography on the Web at New Series, and MyFonts.com, a great typography resource/store, gets a redesign.