The big font list in Windows

I was talking with Simon Daniels the other day and I asked whether there was some information about the fonts that can be used for each of the various languages and scripts supported by Windows.

He told me there was not, except for a spreadsheet he had (which he sent to me) which had a nice full table in it.

I asked whether there was anything that customers could look at.

His reply, I don’t know to quite what to do with. He said they can look at my blog post that contains a copy of that table. :-)

I guess I walked into that one….

Anyway, here it is…. enjoy!

Some people will notice that there are:

  • some fonts that are new to Windows starting with Vista;
  • a few fonts that have been removed in Vista;
  • a few fonts that existed in previous localized version of Windows only — something that reportedly will not be happening anymore starting with Vista….

Font Name(s) Primary Script Group Primary Scripts Other scripts
Andalus Arabic Arabic
Arabic Transparent Arabic Arabic Latin
Arabic Typesetting Arabic Arabic Latin
Majalla UI Arabic Arabic Latin
Microsoft Uighur 

Arabic Arabic Latin Simplified Arabic Arabic Arabic Latin Simplified Arabic Fixed Arabic Arabic Latin Traditional Arabic Arabic Arabic Latin FangSong_GB2312 CJK CHS Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Hiragana, Katakana KaiTi CJK CHS ? Microsoft YaHei CJK CHS Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Hiragana, Katakana MS Hei CJK CHS ? MS Song CJK CHS ? SimHei CJK CHS Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Hiragana, Katakana Simsun, NSimsun CJK CHS Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Hiragana, Katakana Simsun-ExtB CJK CHS Latin DFKai-SB CJK CHT Latin, Greek, Cyrillic Microsoft JhengHei CJK CHT Latin, Greek, Hiragana, Katakana MingLiU, PMingLiU, MinLiU_HKSCS CJK CHT Latin, Greek, Hiragana, Katakana MingLiU-ExtB, PMingLiU-ExtB, MingLiU_HKSCS-ExtB CJK CHT Latin Meiryo CJK JPN Latin, Greek, Cyrillic MS Gothic, MS PGothic, MS UI Gothic CJK JPN Latin, Greek, Cyrillic MS Mincho, MS PMincho CJK JPN Latin, Greek, Cyrillic Batang, BatangChe, Gungsuh, GungsuhChe CJK KOR Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Hiragana, Katakana Gulim, GulimChe, Dotum, DotumChe CJK KOR Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Hiragana, Katakana Malgun Gothic CJK KOR Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Hiragana, Katakana Aharoni Bold Hebrew Hebrew Latin David Hebrew Hebrew Latin David Transparent Hebrew Hebrew Latin Fixed Miriam Transparent Hebrew Hebrew Latin FrankRuehl Hebrew Hebrew Latin Gisha Hebrew Hebrew Latin Gisha Bold Hebrew Hebrew Latin Levenim MT Hebrew Hebrew Latin Miriam Hebrew Hebrew Latin Miriam Fixed Hebrew Hebrew Latin Miriam Transparent Hebrew Hebrew Latin Narkisim Hebrew Hebrew Latin Rod Hebrew Hebrew Latin Rod Transparent Hebrew Hebrew Latin Vrinda Indic Bengali Latin Mangal Indic Devenagari Latin Shruti Indic Gujarati Latin Raavi Indic Gurmukhi Latin Tunga Indic Kannada Latin Kartika Indic Malayalam Latin Kalinga Indic Oriya Latin Iskoola Pota Indic Sinahalee Latin Latha Indic Tamil Latin Gautami Indic Telugu Latin Arial Latin/Greek/Cyrillic Latin, Greek, Cyrillic Hebrew, Arabic Arial Black Latin/Greek/Cyrillic Latin, Greek, Cyrillic   Calibri Latin/Greek/Cyrillic Latin, Greek, Cyrillic   Cambria Cambria Math Latin/Greek/Cyrillic Latin, Greek, Cyrillic Math Candara  Latin/Greek/Cyrillic Latin, Greek, Cyrillic   Comic Sans MS Latin/Greek/Cyrillic Latin, Greek, Cyrillic   Consolas Latin/Greek/Cyrillic Latin, Greek, Cyrillic   Constantia Latin/Greek/Cyrillic Latin, Greek, Cyrillic   Corbel Latin/Greek/Cyrillic Latin, Greek, Cyrillic   Courier New Latin/Greek/Cyrillic Latin, Greek, Cyrillic Hebrew, Arabic Franklin Gothic Medium Latin/Greek/Cyrillic Latin, Greek, Cyrillic   Georgia Latin/Greek/Cyrillic Latin, Greek, Cyrillic   Impact Latin/Greek/Cyrillic Latin, Greek, Cyrillic   Lucida Console Latin/Greek/Cyrillic Latin, Greek, Cyrillic   Lucida Sans Unicode Latin/Greek/Cyrillic Latin, Greek, Cyrillic Hebrew, Math, Symbols Microsoft Sans Serif Latin/Greek/Cyrillic Latin, Greek, Cyrillic Hebrew, Arabic, Thai Palatino Linotype Latin/Greek/Cyrillic Latin, Greek, Cyrillic   Segoe Print Latin/Greek/Cyrillic Latin, Greek, Cyrillic   Segoe Script Latin/Greek/Cyrillic Latin, Greek, Cyrillic   Segoe UI Latin/Greek/Cyrillic Latin, Greek, Cyrillic   Tahoma Latin/Greek/Cyrillic Latin, Greek, Cyrillic Hebrew, Arabic, Thai Times New Roman Latin/Greek/Cyrillic Latin, Greek, Cyrillic Hebrew, Arabic Trebuchet MS Latin/Greek/Cyrillic Latin, Greek, Cyrillic   Verdana Latin/Greek/Cyrillic Latin, Greek, Cyrillic   Sylfaen Other Armenian, Georgian Latin, Greek, Cyrillic Plantagenet Cherokee Other Cherokee Latin Nyala Other Ethiopic Latin DaunPenh Other Khmer Latin MoolBoran Other Khmer Latin DokChampa Other Lao Latin, Thai Mongolian Baiti Other Mongolian Latin Estrangelo Edessa Other Syriac   MV Boli Other Thaana   Microsoft Himalaya Other Tibetan Latin Euphemia Other Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics Latin Microsoft Yi Baiti Other Yi Syllables Latin Marlett Symbols Symbols   Symbol Symbols Symbols   Webdings Symbols Symbols   Wingdings Symbols Symbols   Angsana New Thai Thai Latin AngsanaUPC Thai Thai Latin Browallia New Thai Thai Latin BrowalliaUPC Thai Thai Latin Cordia New Thai Thai Latin CordiaUPC Thai Thai Latin DilleniaUPC Thai Thai Latin EucrosiaUPC Thai Thai Latin FreesiaUPC Thai Thai Latin IrisUPC Thai Thai Latin JasmineUPC Thai Thai Latin KodchiangUPC Thai Thai Latin Leelawadee  Thai Thai Latin LilyUPC Thai Thai Latin

6 thoughts on “The big font list in Windows”

  1. Hi Michael, Can you please help me to find the fonts that support fallback. I need this to identify the fonts that support most language scripts. Thanks.

  2. Hi Jees —

    Arial Unicode MS is not a Windows font — it ships with Microsoft Office, only.

    Fonts don’t generally support fallback, though — it is Uniscribe that has the fallback logic in it.

  3. I just had to delete a very off topic post a moment ago, and I think regular readers know I am pretty liberal in my tolerance for such things….

  4. They are not "missing" — they would not be expected to be listed in the WINDOWS font list; they would be in an analagous OFFICE font list….

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