New Microsoft Fonts Available from Ascender Corp

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Ascender Corp is now offering additional Microsoft fonts, including many of the newest fonts from Microsoft Office and Windows Vista, under license from Microsoft. Ascender licenses the Microsoft fonts to hardware & software developers along with font development & customization services, and also offers the fonts for instant download to consumers.

Ascender Corporation, a leading provider of advanced font products, today announced the availability of an expanded selection of fonts licensed from Microsoft Corporation. The new offering includes many of the newest fonts included with Windows and Microsoft Office.

Microsoft fonts are renowned for their on-screen quality and extensive character sets. The new fonts available from Ascender comprise a diverse collection of Latin and multilingual fonts including Calibri™, Cambria™, Consolas™, Segoe™ Script, Segoe Print, Gisha™ (Hebrew) and Leelawadee™ (Thai). The Microsoft fonts are available in the OpenType font format.

The fonts distributed in Microsoft products come with a workstation license. If customers want to utilize the fonts on a server or distribute them in a hardware or software product, an additional license from Ascender Corporation is required. Ascender is also able to modify and adapt the Microsoft fonts to meet any specific needs of software developers and hardware manufacturers.

"Microsoft's fonts are renowned for their display quality and are often desired by hardware and software developers to enhance their products or address compatibility requirements," said Ira Mirochnick, President of Ascender Corporation. "These newly available Microsoft fonts will enable developers to better address Windows and Microsoft Office compatibility issues and to enhance the overall experience of their users."

The Microsoft fonts are all available immediately for end-user purchase and download from the AscenderFonts website: http://www.ascenderfonts.com/category/microsoft.aspx.

Developers can preview the Microsoft fonts and obtain licensing information from the AscenderCorp website: http://www.ascendercorp.com/fonts/microsoft/

About Ascender
Ascender Corporation is a leading provider of advanced font products. Ascender's founders are font industry experts and have been involved in developing many of the most important and influential fonts used in computers, mobile devices, consumer electronics and software products. Ascender provides multilingual, custom font development for a wide range of customers including creative professionals, enterprises, software developers and hardware manufacturers. Ascender also provides an extensive collection of TrueType & OpenType fonts for download to graphic designers and consumers through its font websites, including http://www.AscenderFonts.com.

Contact: Bill Davis
Ascender Corporation
25 Northwest Point Blvd, Suite 225, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 USA
Phone: (847) 357 0730
Fax: (847) 357 0731
English: http://www.ascendercorp.com
German: http://www.ascendercorp.de

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