The complete Segoe font family has been leaked by Microsoft and is available for download, so that you should just go and grab your own copy. In case you did not know, one of the new features that Windows Vista offers is an overhauled official branding typeface. Segoe UI (pronounced "SEE-go") is the new Microsoft official system font since the availability of Windows Vista.
"It is designed specifically for user interfaces and is optimized for ClearType font technology. With the introduction of Segoe UI, Windows improves the consistency in how users see all text across all languages. The design of the Segoe UI letterforms is also tightly aligned with the Aero principles and design goals," reads a Microsoft description of the font.
However, Segoe UI is the actual font that ships by default with Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office System. At the bottom of this article, you will be able to find a download link which will allow you access to the full Segoe font collection, namely a total of 14 Microsoft official fonts. SegoeBlack, SegoeBlackItalic, SegoeBold, SegoeBoldItalic, SegoeCondBold, SegoeCondBoldItalic, SegoeCondItalic, SegoeCondRegular, SegoeItalic, SegoeL, SegoeLI, SegoeRegular, SegoeSb, SegoeSbI are all available in the package. And the best news about it is that Microsoft has made sure that Segoe will support both the Windows and the Mac platforms.
"The design of Segoe UI improves the reading and scanning of text while leveraging ClearType. The overall approach to font size increase and font usage creates consistency across Windows and applications for a better experience in all languages," Microsoft further describes its font.
With the download, you will also be able to get your hands on an EULA for Segoe. "Microsoft grants you a personal, nonexclusive, non-transferable, royalty-free license to install and use the Software solely for the purpose of creating materials requested by Microsoft and in accordance with the specification(s) provide to you by Microsoft," reads one of the first passages.
The Segoe Font is available via this link.
Download Segoe - the Official Windows Vista System Font Leaked by Microsoft
The full Segoe (See-go) collection
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