Vista fonts

19 Oct 2007 - 2:33pm
6 years ago
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Chris Borokowski
2007

With Microsoft Vista, the company introduced new standard fonts that
viewers may now expect in your web pages. Thankfully, they released
them as freeware with the PowerPoint viewer, and they're extracted for
your use here:

http://technical-writing.dionysius.com/resources/vista-fonts.zip

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Comments

20 Oct 2007 - 7:56am
Fredrik Matheson
2005

That's great! Thanks a bunch!

- Fredrik

22 Oct 2007 - 1:04am
Dave Cortright
2005

While I haven't read the license for the PPT Viewer app, it probably only
gives you the right to use those fonts with that particular application, or
at least on that computer. I base this on the fact that the Microsoft
Typography blog
<http://www.microsoft.com/typography/links/NewsArchive.aspx>announced
a few months back that these fonts were now available for
individual licensing via Ascender for $299. Here's the press
release<http://www.ascendercorp.com/pr/pr2007_06_07.html>
.

According to Code Style's font
survey<http://www.codestyle.org/css/font-family/sampler-CombinedResultsFull.shtml>,
these fonts are only installed on about 30% of computers, so they're not
ready quite for prime time. I presume they'll ship with Office:mac 2008, and
of course as the installs of that and Office 2007 go up, using them will
become viable.

FWIW, sIFR <http://www.mikeindustries.com/sifr>is a pretty cool utility to
get custom fonts onto your pages without relying on a user having a
particular font installed. It requires Flash, but it degrades very
gracefully. And it's accessible.

·Dave

23 Oct 2007 - 9:11am
Tracy Boyington
2007

Did any of the existing standard fonts go away?

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Tracy Boyington tracy_boyington at okcareertech.org
Oklahoma Department of Career & Technology Education
Stillwater, OK http://www.okcareertech.org/cimc

>>> Chris Borokowski <athloi at yahoo.com> 10/19/07 2:33 PM >>>
With Microsoft Vista, the company introduced new standard fonts that
viewers may now expect in your web pages.

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