Is there a relationship between the point structure of Le Monde and
any commercial font of Times New Roman? The story I
heard was that Porchez claimed Le Monde was
point-pirated from TNR in the early 90s, but could not remember
which particular version he pirated. Later, so I heard, he thought
better of this story and denied it. Later still, John Hudson told me that Porchez hired
Tiro Typeworks to redigitize Le Monde to remove all traces of the piracy.
Could the fonts themselves establish if there was any basis to these stories?
I compared several cuts of Times New Roman and the 1994 Le Monde font.
Monotype TNR PS
Adobe/Mono TNR PS
Adobe/Lino Times 10