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Started by Dave Hughes, January 19, 2023, 05:05:27 PM

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Dave Hughes

I guess Microsoft has a lot to answer for.

I cannot understand why this font ever became the default for documents.

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Calibri is part of the Clear Type Font Collection, a suite of fonts from various designers released with Windows Vista. All start with the letter C to reflect that they were designed to work well with Microsoft's Clear Type text rendering system, a text rendering engine designed to make text clearer to read on liquid-crystal display monitors. The other fonts in the same group are Cambria, Candara, Consolas, Constantia and Corbel.

Default no more.
In 2021 Microsoft announced that it is planning to change the default Microsoft Office font, Calibri, and make way for new default font. "Calibri has been the default font for all things Microsoft since 2007, when it stepped in to replace Times New Roman across Microsoft Office. It has served us all well, but we believe it's time to evolve."
MIcrosoft also announced that it had commissioned five original, custom fonts to replace Calibri as the default across Office apps, Microsoft 365, and beyond. These five fonts are Tenorite, Bierstadt, Skeena, Seaford, and Grandview.

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