The New Type

I followed a link to Jeff Atwood’s Coding Horror and immediately realised that there was something different about this site.


I hadn’t noticed any web sites using the new suite of fonts that ship with Office 2007 until now. I’d already hacked my system registry to enable ClearType (a bunch of my system settings are locked down here at work) so it looks good.

I understand there are some complaints about the new fonts, especially if ClearType is not enabled, and even with ClearType, the odd letter — e.g. the uppercase ‘I’ — looks a little fuzzy, but it’s certainly a refreshing change from the standard fonts we’ve had to use for so many years now.

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