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Where to download fonts present in Microsoft Office

 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 5:02 am    Post subject: Where to download fonts present in Microsoft Office Reply with quote

Hello,

I'm trying to use some old documents I have created with Microsoft Word. The biggest problem is that I cannot find the fonts I used when creating these documents.
The font I used was "Monotype Corsiva" and this one is not present in OpenOffice.
I would like to know if there is any website where we can download the same fonts then the one used with Microsoft word. (and specialy "Monotype Corsiva")

Thanks in advance for your replies.

Alain
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 5:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Monotype Corsiva comes with the MS Office products. You can Google "monotype corsiva free" for free downloads. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 5:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks.
I know but I already did that and did not found it. This is why I'm asking here. I'm newbie with OpenOffice and I imagine that I will find interesting links here to solve my problem.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 6:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Top link. Seriously, it isn't that hard.

http://www.newfonts.net/index.php?pa=show_font&id=130
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 6:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

philipin wrote:
Thanks.
I know but I already did that and did not found it. This is why I'm asking here. I'm newbie with OpenOffice and I imagine that I will find interesting links here to solve my problem.

I'm sorry, but you might have mistyped something if you could not find it online. In any search engine, doesn't have to be Google, you get tens of thousands of hits.

Just for reference, here's a list of fonts that are available for installation with Microsoft Office: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/837463

This page links to information about the fonts installed with Office: http://www.microsoft.com/typography/default.mspx

You might want to pay special attention to the foundries list, the differences between the different font families (TrueType, OpenType and ClearType) which will be helpful for you in understanding that there are differences. OpenOffice, if I recall correctly, may have trouble with OpenType fonts.

BUT, important above all else is this about font licensing. Most people have no clue that fonts do have restrictions on use, and therefore any reuse of the font may be illegal: http://www.microsoft.com/typography/faq/faq11.htm

Keep in mind that the fonts you download for free will have faults (usually in the form of missing characters) and slight differences in spacing or some detail features. There's apparently nothing to prevent different font foundries from creating a font named the same as an official licensed version, but it can't be exactly the same so they introduce little changes or flaws. For the most part the font will render very closely to the font you originally used, but if you run into any problems or any characters that don't display, this is why.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Font licensing and restrictions on use. Scary business there.

Also be careful about vowel sounds; there are serious restrictions on their use as well and certain vowel sounds in conversational speech will get you in deep doo doo.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wilkat1 wrote:
Font licensing and restrictions on use. Scary business there.

That and publishing and republishing rights and fair use versus copyrights and what fonts can be used for publishing or only for private use and what fonts may or may not be embedded... it's a lawyer's nirvana out there and people are gleefully jumping into it because they can go online and they can copy or change electronic documents. Confused

Most of us may never be caught with any offense but if we are, ignorance is not a defense. Know what you have and what you're working with before you spread it around for anyone else to see. Rolling Eyes
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