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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

New Fonts in Windows Vista

The new Windows Vista is shipped with a new font family optimized for the operating system by Microsoft. All of you who are running Windows Vista might have already noticed that
the fonts available are different from those you have been used Windows XP. This is because with Vista, Microsoft has delivered the Microsoft ClearType Font Collection.

A total of six different fonts have been scheduled to ship with Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office System. The new fonts Constantia, Corbel, Calibri, Cambria, Candara and Consolas have indeed been integrated in Windows Vista and are the default fonts that ship with the operating system.

One relevant aspect of this Microsoft initiative is the fact that the ClearType Font Collection has been optimized to work in conjunction with the ClearType technology for rendering computer fonts.

However, one of the initial fonts to be included with Windows Vista is missing. Cariadings is nowhere to be found, although it is a registered Microsoft trademark for fonts as approved by the US Trademarks Office since 2004. Cariadings was created by Geraldine G. Wade as an ornamental design for a type font and was destined to replace Wingdings.

Let's hope for the Best!!