Adobe, Microsoft Announce Proposal to Use OpenType in MPEG-4

Adobe and Microsoft on Monday jointly announced a proposal to use the OpenType file format in the MPEG-4 digital video standard. They expect that the first version of the OpenType specification text will be submitted to the International Standards Organization (ISO) in September.

OpenType is supported in both the Windows and Macintosh operating systems. It offers multi-lingual support as well as enhanced typographic control. A variation of MPEG-4, known as H.264, is part of QuickTime 7 and will be used in the upcoming HD-DVD and Bluray next-generation DVD media.