What are the fonts in Vista?

Bettina asked via the Contact link:

Hello Michael,

do you have any idea if there is an entire list of system fonts that come with windows vista?

I could find some of them, according to the articles, these are apparently not all of them:

    Segoe UI,
    Segoe print
    Segoe script

would be great if you would know some more :-)

thx, bettina

I do not know of any official list anywhere, but I talked to some of the Typography folks and Simon Daniels gave me a list of the 290mb and over 712,000 glyphs contains in the Vista fonts.

Here goes (I am not including the bold/italic info, for the sake of brevity):

Core Fonts:

  • Arial
  • Courier New
  • Times New Roman
  • Symbol
  • Wingdings

Core UI Fonts:

  • Microsoft Sans Serif
  • Segoe UI
  • Tahoma

ClearType Collection Fonts:

  • Calibri
  • Cambria
  • Candara
  • Consolas
  • Constantias
  • Corbel

Other Western Fonts:

  • Arial Black
  • Franklin Gothic Medium
  • Georgia
  • Impact
  • Lucida Console
  • Lucida Sans Console
  • Marlett
  • Palatino Linotype
  • Segoe Print
  • Segoe Script
  • Trebuchet MS
  • Verdana
  • Webdings

East Asian Fonts

  • Batang/BatangChe
  • DFKai-SB
  • Dotum/DotumChe
  • Fangsong
  • Gulim/GulimChe
  • Gungsuh/GungsuhChe
  • KaiTi
  • Malgun Gothic
  • Meiryo
  • Microsoft JhengHei
  • Microsoft YaHei
  • MingLiU_HKSCS/MingLiU_HKSCS-ExtB
  • MingLiU-ExtB/PMingLiU-ExtB
  • MS Gothic/MS PGothic/MS UI Gothic
  • MS Mincho/MS PMincho
  • SimHei
  • Simsun/NSimsun
  • SimSun-ExtB

Arabic Fonts:

  • Andalus
  • Arabic Typesetting
  • Microsoft Uighur
  • Simplified Arabic
  • Traditional Arabic

Hebrew Fonts:

  • Aharoni Bold
  • David
  • FrankRuehl
  • Gisha
  • Levenim
  • Miriam
  • Narkisim
  • Rod

Thai Fonts:

  • Angsana New/AngsanaUPC
  • Browallia New/BrowalliaUPC
  • Cordia New/CordiaUPC
  • DilleniaUPC
  • EucrosiUPC
  • FreesiaUPC
  • IrisUPC
  • JasmineUPC
  • KodchiangUPC
  • Leelawadee
  • LilyUPC

Indic Fonts:

  • Gautami
  • Iskoola Pota
  • Kalinga
  • Kartika
  • Latha
  • Mangal
  • Raavi
  • Shruti
  • Tunga
  • Vrinda

Other Fonts

  • DaunPenh
  • DokChampa
  • Estrangelo Edessa
  • Euphemia
  • Microsoft Himalaya
  • Microsoft Yi Baiti
  • Mongolian Baiti
  • MV Boli
  • Nyala
  • Plantagenet Cherokee
  • Sylfaen

That should do for now. :-)


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16 thoughts on “What are the fonts in Vista?”

  1. Marlett is not Western font, it is pictographic font used for very core GUI signs in non-themed windows. Those signs are Close cross, Minimize feather, Maximize rectangle, Checkbox check etc.

    The font has nothing to do with West or Westerns. It is just as much non-cinematographic as font can be.

  2. You are correct. The list actually came from a PowerPoint deck that had it there, for some reason — it probably should have gone either under “Core” or “Other”, all things considered….

  3. I’m wondering, does MS make these fonts? Or are they made by some font foundry? Oh, and do you know of any MS blogs that are font related?

  4. You can actually look at the Font properties and see that many of them come from different font foundries throughout the industry.

    For font blogs, I have a link to fontblog from my i18n blog list?

  5. Hello —

    I am having trouble finding the font for dotum. I would like to find it for a pc that has windows 2000. If not then for window xp pro. Please let me know at your earliest convenience, thank you.

  6. Alvin,

    I am not disagreeing with you. I am suggesting that if you want me to blog about it at some point that you put it in *my* suggestion box.

  7. As I have mentioned before, this is not a good way to add language support.

    But if you choose your font wisely can rely on the OS to find fonts for you that will work for every script the OS supports….

  8. Do you know if there are any difference between the availability of fonts (families & sizes) on Pocket PC 2002, 2003 second edition, versus Windows Mobile 5 & 6 ?

    Can you post them or refer readers to a documentation page?

    Thanks, Mike

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