The Scourge of Arial.
It has spread like a virus through the typographic landscape and illustrates the pervasiveness of Microsoft's
influence in the world. Arial, however, has a rather dubious history and not much character
. In fact, Arial is little more than a shameless impostor...
Microsoft Typeface Recall
and an apology offered: a Swastika happened to slip by the censors. But is it really all that offensive? (more inside)
No Microsoft web fonts for Mac OS?
With the passing of Internet Explorer for Mac OS it seems that web favourites such as Verdana
may no longer be available without installing Microsoft software.
More discussion here. [via Typographica]