Fonts – Windows Blog by Brink

Fonts

Change Default System Font in Windows 11

A font is a graphical representation of text that may include a different typeface, point size, weight, color, or design.

Windows 11 uses the Segoe UI font as the default system font. This font is used for icons, menus, title bar text, File Explorer, and more.

This tutorial will show you how to change the default system font for all users in Windows 11.

Read more…

Use ClearType Text Tuner to Improve Text Readability in Windows 11

ClearType is a software technology developed by Microsoft that improves the readability of text on existing LCDs (Liquid Crystal Displays), such as laptop screens, Pocket PC screens, and flat panel monitors. With ClearType font technology, the words on your computer screen look almost as sharp and clear as those printed on a piece of paper.

ClearType works by accessing the individual vertical color stripe elements in every pixel of an LCD screen. Before ClearType, the smallest level of detail that a computer could display was a single pixel, but with ClearType running on an LCD monitor, we can now display features of text as small as a fraction of a pixel in width. The extra resolution increases the sharpness of the tiny details in text display, making it much easier to read over long durations.

ClearType is a form of sub-pixel font rendering that draws text using a pixel’s red-green-blue (RGB) components separately instead of using the entire pixel. When the pixel is used in this way, horizontal resolution theoretically increases 300 percent.

Picture elements on an LCD screen are actually comprised of individual horizontally-oriented red, green and blue sub-pixels. For instance, an LCD screen that has a display resolution of 800×600 pixels actually has 2400×600 individual sub-pixels. The human eye is not capable of differentiating colors on such a small scale, so a combination of these three primary colors can emulate any intermediate color. Sub-pixel font rendering takes advantage of this by antialiasing at the sub-pixel level instead of at the pixel level.

This tutorial will show you how to use ClearType Text Tuner to improve text readability on each display for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

Read more…

Show or Hide Fonts in Windows 11

A font is a graphical representation of text that may include a different typeface, point size, weight, color, or design.

In Windows 11, you can install fonts for only your account (current user) or for all users on the computer. After installing fonts, they are available to all apps on the computer.

You can uninstall a font when you no longer need it if wanted.

You can also hide and show fonts as needed without uninstalling the font. Hiding a font can be useful when you want to keep the font but don’t want it appearing in apps.

If you have multiple added languages, you might not want the fonts from the other language to appear in apps unless you switched to that language. In this situation, you can hide fonts based on your input language settings.

This tutorial will show you how to show or hide fonts for your account in Windows 11.

Read more…

Uninstall Fonts in Windows 11

A font is a graphical representation of text that may include a different typeface, point size, weight, color, or design.

In Windows 11, you can install fonts for only your account (current user) or for all users on the computer.

This tutorial will show you how to uninstall fonts in Windows 11.

Read more…

How to Delete Fonts in Windows 10

A font is a graphical representation of text that may include a different typeface, point size, weight, color, or design.

In Windows 10, you can install a font for only your account (current user) or for all users on the PC.

This tutorial will show you how to delete and uninstall fonts in Windows 10.

Read more…

How to Backup and Restore Font Settings in Windows

A font is a graphical representation of text that may include a different typeface, point size, weight, color, or design.

If you like, you can backup your font settings to be able to restore them as needed.

Font settings include:

  • All hidden fonts settings
  • Hide fonts based on language settings
  • Allow fonts to be installed using a shortcut

This tutorial will show you how to backup and restore font settings for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

Read more…