Monotype Clones Frutiger For Microsoft

Microsoft will be using a font named Segoe UI, for their new Vista operating system. Agfa Monotype created Segoe UI for Microsoft. Agfa Monotype claims to have designed it, but it’s actually a copy with minor modifications of Linotype’s Frutiger Next font.

In January 2004 Microsoft applied to register multiple designs of the font with the European Union’s Office of Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM). All of the applications were denied.

Segoe UI is the third cloned font Agfa Monotype has made for Microsoft.

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Posted by on April 19, 2006
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