Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Vista Meiryo font Italic feature

Font Meiryo introduced in Microsoft Vista is very interesting, It only has Italic glyphs for Latin, Greek, Coptic, and Cyrillic characters. Following image shows that only latin glyphs are slanted when Italic property is applied. WOW!
The top row shows italized text.

In Windows Vista, Meiryo is distributed as two TrueType Collection files, with regular and bold glyphs stored in separate files. Each file also contains an italic variant of the font.