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Vista Fontage

A while back I blogged the rather lovely new fonts that Microsoft had commissioned for the then Longhorn.

Someone has extracted the font files from the Windows Vista beta and zipped them up...

[via MobileRead Networks]


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Jul. 30th, 2005 07:55 am (UTC)
Jul. 30th, 2005 08:03 am (UTC)
All working fine for me...
Jul. 30th, 2005 08:44 am (UTC)
The link to the zip file isn't working from this end either.
Jul. 30th, 2005 08:51 am (UTC)
Very odd. I can get to it (and download the file) in two different browsers, but marypcb sat right next to me can't even open up the blog in question...
Jul. 30th, 2005 08:55 am (UTC)
I can see it on Simon's screen but I can't open it. DNS salty goodness, I exepct
Jul. 30th, 2005 10:11 am (UTC)
can't get there from here - could you do me a huge favour and mail the file to mac at webhorus.net?

Jul. 30th, 2005 01:19 pm (UTC)
Jul. 30th, 2005 10:37 am (UTC)
I'm forced to question the real need[1] behind the introduction of more font-complication. My devotion to Times Roman and Courier is still strong - though I will admit to having occasional dalliances with Albertus and have been known to use Comic Sans MS when the underlying satire isn't blindingly obvious from the context.

[1]as opposed to the undoubted business-opportunity.
Jul. 30th, 2005 05:08 pm (UTC)
The issue here is fonts designed for sub-pixel rendering on LCD screens.
Jul. 30th, 2005 01:50 pm (UTC)
Free fonts are cute, but I'd rather have M$oft take CSS support seriously:
"I wanted to make it clear that we know Beta 1 makes little progress for web developers in improving our standards support, particularly in our CSS implementation. "

Jul. 30th, 2005 01:55 pm (UTC)
At least the rest of that article does say what they are targetting for the final build. Sounds like they're pretty serious - and working with the WSP at last.

Sure, it won't make ACID2, but even the folk who put that together admit that's pretty extreme CSS...
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