What font does Windows use on its desktop?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by Thomas Veil, Oct 5, 2006.

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    Thomas Veil

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    You know, that thin, crappy-looking font that they use for all the file names, folder names, etc.?

    I'm designing a Mac-vs.-PC bumper sticker, and I want to use that font for the Windows half of my message. :D

    Edit: And...is there a way to remove anti-aliasing in Photoshop text, so I can make it look as clunky as possible?
     
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    pianoman

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    i think it's called Tahoma.
     
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    Mydriasis

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    change anti-aliasing to none in your option bar
     

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    Thats correct
     
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    iMeowbot

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    Yep. Older Windows versions used MS Sans Serif
     
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    Thomas Veil

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    Thank you all.

    The aliasing didn't look quite as bad as I wanted, to I just rendered the layer and applied a mosaic filter.

    Once again, thanks! :)
     
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    fivetoadsloth

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    when you finish post an image. im looking forward to seeing it.
     
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    dopey220

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    I thought it was Verdana, with no anti-aliasing. I'm probably wrong though, since you all seem to agree on Tahoma.
     
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    Its most definitely Tahoma. Has been since Office 97 and Windows 2000.

    I know because I was using it at the time. Bad, bad memories. Good luck with your project!
     

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