My favorite font: Calibri

Calibri
Whenever I launch an app on my Mac for the first time I immediately launch the preferences and change the default font settings. As I’ve aged so have my eyes, so I need to increase the size (the super high resolution monitors haven’t helped my eyes, sure the picture looks great but everything is even smaller!).
And I generally change the font face to Calibri which might be among the great things Microsoft has ever created. I don’t know why I love this font, but I do.
Good job, Microsoft typography team!


One response to “My favorite font: Calibri”

  1. Thanks for the recommendation, Scott. Based on this post I found the following instructions describing how Mac users can download Microsoft’s fonts, including Calibri, for free. So I just did.
    http://macintoshhowto.com/advanced/how-to-get-the-windows-vista-fonts-for-free-on-your-macintosh.html
    According to Wikipedia Cailibri was designed “to take advantage of Microsoft’s ClearType rendering technology” so as much as you like it on your Mac it may look even better on Windows.
    P.S. I attempted to sign in via Twitter to make this comment and I was presented with the Twitter authorization screen, which told me that by signing into your TypePad blog with Twitter I was allowing TypePad to “See who you follow, and follow new people. Update your profile. Post Tweets for you.” Really? Follow new people and post tweets for me? No way. TypePad’s gone power-mad.

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