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The best reason to buy Vista

I’m something of a font junky, thanks to my history in print, so I was very glad of the chance to see a comprehensive Look at the New Microsoft Fonts at The NeoSmart Files. I actually saw most of these fonts at last year’s Typographica conference (where I also saw the first public look at QuarkXPress 7, a story I wrote up for Publish.com).

At Typographica, Matthew Carter – one of the designers behind the new fonts – gave a talk on them, and the one thing that I remember was his statement that the fonts had been designed with resolution independance in mind: they had to look good from 72dpi upwards, and be extremely readable on high resolution, dense-pixel screens.

I think they’ve done a good job – and in particular I love Calibri.

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