Robert McLaws: Windows Edition

Blogging about Windows since before Vista became a bad word

Take Vista's Font Issues Into Your Own Hands

DISCLAIMER: Proceed at your own risk.

Chris finally put his money where his mouth is. He's been unhappy with Vista's inconsistency issues for ages. So he decided to do something about it. He created a registry patch that redirects system calls to legacy fonts (Tahoma, Arial, Times New Roman, etc) to Vista's Segoe UI. It has a pretty nice effect on all of your installed applications: they look consistent. Dialog boxes look cleaner, web pages are easier to read, etc. But consider yourself warned: it redirects ALL calls. That means websites, Word documents, and anything else that uses these fonts will now display Segoe UI instead... but only certain sizes. You are guaranteed to see unpredictable results outside of Windows apps. But IMO, it's totally worth it.

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