LAHORE: (Web Desk) – A Microsoft representative on Wednesday told Gizmodo that the Calibri font was ‘available in a pre-release form all the way back to 2004’. The representative wasn’t able to verify the exact date but confirmed that it could have been available in 2004 as well.
The website claimed that it had reached out to a Microsoft representative who confirmed the availability of the font. The representative said that the font was available ahead of 2007 official release but it didn’t mean that the font was completely inaccessible.
However, it is also worth mentioning that it was highly unlikely that the font would be used by someone in a pre-release form because such versions are generally available to the developers and high-end users and the font was unlikely to have been used for some random document in 2006.
Talking to Dawn, a representative of Lucas de Groot, the Dutch designer behind the font, said that ‘early Windows betas are intended for programmers and technology freaks to see what works and what doesn’t… As the file size of such operating systems is huge, it would have been a serious effort to get’.