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Visual Inconsistencies: WinXP

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WinXP Dlg FontProperties Window everywhere in WinXP adorns MS Sans Sarif font, glaringly diffent with otherwise “omni”present Tahoma, even that would have been a reasonably consistent UI scheme. But what is surprising that even the fonts across tabs are not consistent.

The font in ‘Summary’ tab is Tahoma, while all other tabs have MS Sans Serif. For UI-challanged, look for a ‘C’ in ‘Summary’ tab and that in any other tab.

The Win2000 has Tahoma everywhere but the Properties window, which has MS Sans Serif, consistently.

Take this proclaimed expert of Visual Design.


Written by Brajesh

September 20, 2005 at 11:00 pm

Posted in Design, Microsoft

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  1. I just Microsoft’s San Serif font. Tahoma is much cleaner, and more readable.

    Microsoft is known for it’s consistency *cough, cough, rolls eyes*….


    October 3, 2005 at 10:17 pm

  2. There were even more incosistencies across diffrent editions of WinXP, and then I lost all hope to justify it somehow:)


    October 6, 2005 at 12:04 am

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