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“...mean bastards, even though Matthew did some cool stuff for them...”

Si Daniels

Session A11 | Palace A
Saturday 20 September | 14:00 – 14:50

Theme Screen | Duration: 50 minutes

A talk about Matthew Carter’s font design work for Microsoft. We use them every day, on the Web, in e-mail, and in print, and during the summer of 2007, in preparation for a TypeCon exhibition on the subject, Microsoft’s Si Daniels delved into the archives, interviewing participants and gathering material in an effort to uncover the unwritten history of Verdana, Georgia, and Tahoma.

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Si Daniels

Lead Program Manager for Fonts Microsoft | USA

Si Daniels is a program manager in Microsoft’s typography group. He is a graduate of the typography and graphic communication program at The University of Reading in Berkshire, England. Si has responsibility over most of Microsoft’s western and middle-eastern typefaces, the Microsoft typography Web site (, and works with Microsoft’s diverse software, hardware and marketing groups on font related issues. He is a member of the ATypI Board. Si is one of the “bastards” referenced in his talk’s title. He has been working on web fonts, font embedding, font packaging and font redistribution issues for over twelve years. In the past two years, he has moderated or delivered talks on Web fonts at TypeCon, ATypI, and the first Business of Type conference.

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