Native pre-installed Windows fonts to be made available in open type format?

Kristy C 0 Reputation points


I use Microsoft native (pre-installed) fonts Arial and Times New Roman. I can see Adobe Indesign is phasing out true type fonts. I have read Microsoft is in partnership with Adobe on developing new ways of work. I am wondering if open type fonts will be added by Microsoft to the "native library" in the open type format? And as such, will these be "pushed" to be available to us via a future system update?

Or, if I am seeking these fonts in open type format, should I be enquiring with the font foundry for a paid download, as Microsoft will not be pushing these to users?


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  1. Limitless Technology 43,921 Reputation points

    Hello there,

    We must wait for the official release from the Microsoft on this topic for release through update.

    OpenType is a font format developed jointly by Microsoft and Adobe as an extension of Apple’s TrueType font format. The OpenType 1.0 font specification was released in 1997. Since that time Adobe and Microsoft have continued to work together updating and refining the specification. Several other companies, including Apple and Monotype, have also contributed to the specification over the years. Currently, every major font foundry and most minor ones are developing fonts in OpenType format.

    Hope this resolves your Query !!

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