Windows 8.1 fonts for Windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by CharlieSiedjan, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. CharlieSiedjan

    CharlieSiedjan MDL Novice

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    Could someone please upload the following new fonts from Windows 8.1 installation: Leelawadee UI, Segoe UI Symbol, Javanese Text, and Nirmala UI. I need to install these fonts to my Windows 7 so it will have the same international text support as Windows 8.1.

    Thanks.
     
  2. mashnoon731

    mashnoon731 MDL Novice

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    Looks for Seroge UI ( you already should have that font ;) )
     
  3. CharlieSiedjan

    CharlieSiedjan MDL Novice

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    You mean Segoe UI? It's default UI font in Windows 7.
     
  4. orca99

    orca99 MDL Junior Member

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    It's not exactly the same. They made subtle changes to letters and numbers.
     
  5. steven4554

    steven4554 MDL Addicted

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    Download a Windows 8.1 iso, and extract the Segoe UI font that you want to use in 7.
     
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  6. CharlieSiedjan

    CharlieSiedjan MDL Novice

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    The Windows 8.1 iso is huge (about 3 GB). I just need few fonts (perhaps about 5 MB) and don't need the rest.
     
  7. detroit

    detroit MDL Novice

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    Beware that the Segoe UI fonts are not the same in the family. The italic typefaces are different, in fact they don't even look like the same font, the 'Q' and the 'a' glyphs are completely different.
     
  8. detroit

    detroit MDL Novice

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    I'll pull the fonts out of a Win 8.1 system tomorrow and upload for you.
     
  9. detroit

    detroit MDL Novice

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    oh, anyone know how to change the user interface font from Segoe UI to something else as was possible in Win 7 with the classic theme selected?
     
  10. steven4554

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  11. CharlieSiedjan

    CharlieSiedjan MDL Novice

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    Thanks, steven4554. Can you upload the following fonts as well? Leelawadee UI, Segoe UI Symbol, Javanese Text, and Nirmala UI. Some of these fonts can be found in Windows 7, but Windows 8.1 version has more international text support. For example Segoe UI Symbol in Windows 8.1 has Coptic script support.
     
  12. CharlieSiedjan

    CharlieSiedjan MDL Novice

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    #12 CharlieSiedjan, Oct 31, 2013
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    @ detroit
    Open "X:\Windows\Resources\Themes\Aero\en-US\aero.msstyles.mui" with a resource editor. Its string table has many references to Segoe UI font. Perhaps modifying this file and replacing Segoe UI string with other font name will work to change Windows UI font. I don't know if aero.msstyles and aero.msstyles.mui still exist in Windows 8.1.
     
  13. steven4554

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    Done, just re-download from the link above.:)
     
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  14. detroit

    detroit MDL Novice

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    Hrm, I just scrubbed the drive with 8.1 after i'd connected it to my Mac and removed every font in Windows/Fonts and in Windows/Boot/Fonts and placed in my moded Tahoma (with slashed Zero) in an attempt to get Win8.1 to default to using it as it being the only font available in those paths, surprisingly, it didn't use my Tahoma, instead some bitmapped font from 1990 haha. So, back to Win7.