Redmond, WA. - 5 August 1999
New versions of Courier New (2.76), Times New Roman (2.76) and Arial (2.76) that support Arabic, Hebrew and Vietnamese scripts have been posted on Microsoft's Core fonts for the Web page.
12 August 2002 - Update
Microsoft's Web fonts program has been discontinued. Microsoft's TrueType core fonts for the Web are no longer available for download from www.microsoft.com.
11 April 2005 - Update
The Microsoft Web fonts are now available from Ascender Corp. Users can license the latest versions, companies can acquire site licenses and OEM's and ISV's can license the fonts for redistribution. Ascender can also provide custom versions of the fonts to meet specific customer needs. Also for the first time PostScript and OpenType CFF versions of Verdana, Trebuchet, Georgia, Comic Sans and Webdings are available to graphic designers and publishers.
article posted 13 August 1999 and last updated 11 April 2005.