Font @Arial Unicode MS and Arial Unicode MS – what @ mean???

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I need to provide to our customers support for his mother language. For the purpose I intend to install font Arial Unicode MS .I read some where that it is the font which support most languages.
I need solution for XP and Win 7. In Win 7 this font is included, but I intend to put it in my software
Installation for XP users. May I expect problems here?

The question is  - I see in Font directory @Arial Unicode MS and Arial Unicode MS . What this @ mean ? I prefer to know what is this … For now it look to me that install only Arial Unicode MS (ARIALUNI.TTF) is fine.
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NrisimhaCommented:

For now it look to me that install only Arial Unicode MS (ARIALUNI.TTF) is fine.

Yes, that font is OK, because I have installed it on my Windows XP SP3.
And when I make a web pages I put a meta tag for UTF-8 in the web page, because here in Croatia people want to see our diacritic letters:


<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">


 Arial Unicode MS

But don't worry about @Arial Unicode MS. All you need is to set the text that is formatted with Arial Unicode MS in your web page and not @Arial Unicode MS.
And your browsers will show text with Arial Unicode MS letters.


best regards Nrisimha
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DansDadUKCommented:
>> In Win 7 this font is included, but I intend to put it in my software Installation for XP users. May I expect problems here?

That would probably contravene the licence terms:

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
NOTIFICATION OF LICENSE AGREEMENT

This typeface is the property of Monotype Typography and its use by you is covered under the terms of a license agreement. You have obtained this typeface software either directly from Monotype or together with software distributed by one of Monotype’s licensees.

This software is a valuable asset of Monotype. Unless you have entered into a specific license agreement granting you additional rights, your use of this software is limited to your workstation for your own publishing use. You may not copy or distribute this software.

If you have any question concerning your rights you should review the license agreement you received with the software or contact Monotype for a copy of the license agreement.

Monotype can be contacted at:

USA 847-718-0400    UK 44(0)1737 765959

For license terms and usage rights, please visit our web site at:
www.monotype.com/html/type/license.html

etc., etc., etc.
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... and I have no idea what the @ARial Unicode MS font might be; it is NOT present on my Windows 7 Pro 64-bit system.
The 'Arial Unicode MS' font IS present, although it is only available as a Regular font (font file ARIALUNI.TTF); Italic, Bold and Bold Italic versions are not present.
The font (version 1.01) contains 38917 characters (50377 glyphs).
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dvplayltdAuthor Commented:
Thank for time of both of your boys! But still I do not have answer - what is @ ? It is some alias may be ???

Hyyym.Arial Unicode MS - it is from Arial Unicode Micrrosoft, correct? If this font is property of MS and the user is bought Xp or Win 7 do I have problems?

About Bold, Italic, for this font all is in a file. Usually it is not in this way, but here all is in a file. I test in soem text processors and all show Arial Unicode MS in Bold, Italic.

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NrisimhaCommented:

That would probably contravene the licence terms:

Why? This is a Arial Unicode MS (Open Type) as you can see in the image upper.



The 'Arial Unicode MS' font IS present, although it is only available as a Regular font (font file ARIALUNI.TTF); Italic, Bold and Bold Italic versions are not present.
The font (version 1.01) contains 38917 characters (50377 glyphs).

That is not true. This font have Normal, Italic, Bold, Bold Italic, Bold Italic Underline !!!

You are suspicious?

Then look at this image, it is a snapshot taken in MS Word 2003:


 MS Word 2003 Arial Unicode MS show

regards

Nrisimha

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NrisimhaCommented:

Thank for time of both of your boys! But still I do not have answer - what is @ ? It is some alias may be ???

Yes, like in some cases with Adobe fonts.

Hyyym.Arial Unicode MS - it is from Arial Unicode Micrrosoft, correct? If this font is property of MS and the user is bought Xp or Win 7 do I have problems?

Yes, you bought Windows XP or Windows 7. But if it is a commercial font you have to pay again to put that commercial font in your applicatian.

And this is a case when we have, I repeat again, kind of font that is Open Type font !!!

N.
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DansDadUKCommented:

>> That would probably contravene the licence terms:
>> Why?

If it is not supplied by MS as part of Windows XP, then it would almost certainly contravene the licence terms for the font file to be distributed as part of a software vendor's package.


>> This font have Normal, Italic, Bold, Bold Italic, Bold Italic Underline !!!

My Windows 7 Pro 64-bit system only has one true variant (Regular) of the 'Arial Unicode MS' font.
Some fonts (and this may be one of them) include features that allow software applications to simulate italic, bold, etc. variants by applying 'character enhancements' ('shear', 'emboldening', etc.) to the base font - but this generally provides less accurate glyphs than fonts which have true variants provided.
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DansDadUKCommented:
>> ... kind of font that is Open Type font ...

OpenType is the name given to the specification of an updated version of the original TrueType specification, which allows 'Type 1' fonts, as well as the original TrueType fonts, to be encapsulated within the font file.

But the 'Open' term doesn't have the same meaning as as implied by 'Open Software'.
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NrisimhaCommented:

The only mystery for me is that this font has 23 MB:

 Font weight
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DansDadUKCommented:
>> The only mystery for me is that this font has 23 MB

This is because it defines a large number of glyphs (50377) and characters (38917), as follows (details provided by High-Logic MainType application) :

Basic Latin (95 of 128)
Latin-1 Supplement (96 of 128)
Latin Extended-A (128 of 128)
Latin Extended-B (148 of 208)
IPA Extensions (89 of 96)
Spacing Modifier Letters (57 of 80)
Combining Diacritical Marks (72 of 112)
Greek and Coptic (105 of 127)
Cyrillic (226 of 255)
Armenian (85 of 86)
Hebrew (82 of 87)
Arabic (194 of 235)
Devanagari (104 of 110)
Bengali (89 of 91)
Gurmukhi (75 of 77)
Gujarati (78 of 83)
Oriya (79 of 81)
Tamil (61 of 71)
Telugu (80 of 80)
Kannada (80 of 86)
Malayalam (78 of 78)
Thai (87 of 87)
Lao (65 of 65)
Tibetan (168 of 195)
Georgian (78 of 83)
Hangul Jamo (240 of 240)
Latin Extended Additional (246 of 246)
Greek Extended (233 of 233)
General Punctuation (63 of 106)
Superscripts and Subscripts (28 of 34)
Currency Symbols (13 of 22)
Combining Diacritical Marks for Symbols (18 of 32)
Letterlike Symbols (57 of 79)
Number Forms (48 of 50)
Arrows (91 of 112)
Mathematical Operators (242 of 256)
Miscellaneous Technical (123 of 232)
Control Pictures (37 of 39)
Optical Character Recognition (11 of 11)
Enclosed Alphanumerics (139 of 160)
Box Drawing (128 of 128)
Block Elements (22 of 32)
Geometric Shapes (80 of 96)
Miscellaneous Symbols (106 of 176)
Dingbats (160 of 174)
CJK Symbols and Punctuation (57 of 64)
Hiragana (90 of 93)
Katakana (94 of 96)
Bopomofo (40 of 40)
Hangul Compatibility Jamo (94 of 94)
Kanbun (16 of 16)
Enclosed CJK Letters and Months (202 of 242)
CJK Compatibility (249 of 256)
CJK Unified Ideographs (20902 of 20992)
Hangul Syllables (11172 of 11184)
Private Use Area (43 of 6400)
CJK Compatibility Ideographs (302 of 467)
Alphabetic Presentation Forms (57 of 58)
Arabic Presentation Forms-A (593 of 595)
Combining Half Marks (4 of 4)
CJK Compatibility Forms (28 of 32)
Small Form Variants (26 of 26)
Arabic Presentation Forms-B (139 of 141)
Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms (223 of 225)
Specials (2 of 5)
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DansDadUKCommented:
... the Description embedded in the font states:

"This extended version of Monotype's Arial contains glyphs for all code points within The Unicode Standard, Version 2.1."

Version 2.1 was released in 1998; current Unicode version is 6.0 (see http://www.unicode.org/history/publicationdates.html for more detail).
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DansDadUKCommented:
I don't think that 'Arial Unicode MS' is distributed as part of a Windows version; it seems that it is part of the 'internationalisation' option within most Microsoft Office versions released in the last decade or so.

... and I still haven't found any definitive description of what '@Arial Unicode MS' might be.
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
Here's the page with a link to buy or license Arial Unicode MS for $165: http://www.microsoft.com/typography/fonts/font.aspx?fmid=1081  It also has a list of the Microsoft products that it was provided with.
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NrisimhaCommented:
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dvplayltdAuthor Commented:
10x to all of your! I do not get answer of my question, but look that I need find other font, there free alternative.
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
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