the link between microsoft and medieval times


the word ‘trebuchet‘ refers to a giant catapult used in medieval times to decimate one’s enemies during wars.
perhaps more familiar to people nowadays, it is also the name of a font popular in today’s computer operating systems. the next time you open up microsoft word just run down the list of fonts and you will see it there. for the life of me i do not see the relationship but one vincent connare saw fit to name his font design after an ancient war machine. go figure!

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By hellfried Posted in Art

4 comments on “the link between microsoft and medieval times

  1. Trebuchet was named after I designed and instructed (hinted) the TrueType font, when a software engineer told me about a Math puzzle that he got that day, ‘Can you make a Trebuchet to launch a person from the Microsoft main campus to the MS Consumer campus, and how (in math). This was a good name because Trebuchet was designed to ship with the first Internet Explorer and it was a good vehicle for lauching words across the internet.

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