Something Good Out of Redmond?

File this under Last Year's News, but a new font called Calibri is being distributed by Microsoft and it is actually good. If you have installed IE8, any Office 2007 product, or are running Vista, you have the font installed. In fact, it is the default browser font replacing Arial in IE, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. It has also replaced Times New Roman in Word.

I like that its taller x-height allows for increased legibility at very small type sizes. In fact, I may be changing the CSS declarations of this site to see if I like the fit. Think of it as the new Trebuchet. Remember the day you woke up and every website under the sun was sporting the Treb look?

Now opening a Microsoft application is just a bit less painful. Here that bell, Arial? It tolls for thee.