Robert Norton (typographer)
The son of the children's author Mary Norton, he established the company Photoscript, a phototypesetting technology company, before moving into digital font technology. He later moved to Seattle to take up a position as an executive at Microsoft, advising on fonts to be included with Windows. Many of the release notes accompanying Microsoft typefaces were written by him. While in Washington, he self-published the book Types Best Remembered/Types Best Forgotten on good and bad choices of font.
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- "It is with great sadness to report that our dear friend Robert passed away in peace last night". Microsoft. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
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