The new fonts included with Windows Vista are called Calibri, Cambria, Candara, Consolas, Constantia, and Corbel, and even though you don’t have Vista you know you want them.
These are the new and improved fully finished versions.
(Wikipedia entry on Calibri)
(Wikipedia entry on Cambria)
(Wikipedia entry on Candara)
(Wikipedia entry on Consolas)
(Wikipedia entry on Constantia)
(Wikipedia entry on Corbel)
Previously: Windows Vista Fonts Now Available and Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack.
Every year for the past 3 or 4 years I have been disappointed that Iâ€™m not in a position to fly down to theÂ South by Southwest Conference in Austin Texas.
However, I still enjoy following along with some of the interesting presentations such as this fabulous look at typography for the web by Richard Rutter and Mark Boulton.
Also to check out from SxSW 2007,Â Will Wrightâ€™s fantastic keynote address.
The 2007 version of Microsoftâ€™s Office Suite supports new file formats and new fonts that wonâ€™t work on older versions without a compatibility upgrade.
Users of the Office Suite can check out Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats. Just download O2007Cnv.exe in the language of your choice and install. Your system will be updated to allow backwards compatibility with files saved from the newer versions and even if you donâ€™t have MS Office, you will be pleased to note that this .exe will also automatically install Microsoftâ€™s new Vista fonts including Calibri which is slated to replace Times New Roman.
I question the logic behind replacing the most ubiquitous serif font set of the past 10 years, Times New Roman, with a sans-serif font, Calibri. While sans-serif fonts are known to be easier to read on screen, it seems to me that most of the things people type in word processors are going to be printed anyway.
Having said that, I still like the new fonts.
Windows Vista (formerly code-named Longhorn) will have six new fonts included when it is released next year. The fonts are called Calibri, Cambria, Candara, Consolas, Constantia and Corbel and are available for
download. Constantia is my favourite.