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In all ways, a man of letters

Matthew Carter says he developed his appetite for reading as a child during wartime. Matthew Carter says he developed his appetite for reading as a child during wartime. (Yoon S. Byun/ Globe Staff)
By Amanda Katz
Globe Correspondent / October 31, 2010

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Born in London, typeface designer Matthew Carter fell in love with the United States on his first visit to New York in 1960 and moved here in 1965. The designer of type for publications including The Boston Globe, The New York Times, Time, Wired, and Newsweek, he also developed the popular fonts Verdana and Georgia for Microsoft . In September, ... (Full article: 627 words)

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