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Windows 8 fonts, Wow what did they do?

Postby lemonzest » Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:13 pm

Hi

As a fellow Font enthusiast I erm, ripped the new fonts from Windows 8 release preview image.wim and the new updated fonts from Office 2013, and I must say, even with the unmodified freetype (I'm using freetrype-tainted from Mageia 2) and just normal Auto hinter + RGB Sub-pixel hinting all the colour fringing is gone and they render much smoother.

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Re: Windows 8 fonts, Wow what did they do?

Postby infinality » Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:46 pm

Are they new fonts entirely? I haven't had a chance to experiment with Windows 8 yet.

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Re: Windows 8 fonts, Wow what did they do?

Postby lemonzest » Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:01 pm

Some are new, But most are updates of the common ones, all are dated 2012/2011 and higher "font" versions according to gnome-fontviewer maybe the unicode is expanded and hinting improved (tho courier new is still shit with out stem emboldening)
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Re: Windows 8 fonts, Wow what did they do?

Postby infinality » Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:11 pm

lemonzest wrote:Some are new, But most are updates of the common ones, all are dated 2012/2011 and higher "font" versions according to gnome-fontviewer maybe the unicode is expanded and hinting improved (tho courier new is still shit with out stem emboldening)


Interesting... I'd like to check them out. Do you have a link to the beta download?
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Re: Windows 8 fonts, Wow what did they do?

Postby infinality » Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:01 pm

Ok, so I've installed the Windows 8 fonts, and for the most part they seem similar to the Windows 7 fonts on my system. The biggest thing that stands out for me is that the "2" character looks totally different in all Segoe UI fonts, in a way I don't really care for (looks like Geneva '2').
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Re: Windows 8 fonts, Wow what did they do?

Postby bwat47 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:56 pm

I've been using the new segoe ui, it looks mostly the same to me except the numbers (which IMO look nicer now)
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Re: Windows 8 fonts, Wow what did they do?

Postby lemonzest » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:27 pm

Re-ripped the fonts from RTM (heh). need to host them someplace.
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Re: Windows 8 fonts, Wow what did they do?

Postby ewh » Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:47 am

How many of the fonts are different from win7's?
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Re: Windows 8 fonts, Wow what did they do?

Postby infinality » Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:06 pm

I only noticed a difference with Segoe fonts. Others seemed to look exactly the same to me, even though they may have had some tweaks here or there.
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