What is the Tahoma® font?
Tahoma is one of Microsoft’s new sans serif typeface families. It consists of two Windows TrueType fonts (regular and bold), and was created to address the challenges of on-screen display, particularly at small sizes in dialog boxes and menus.
Since the Tahomas are TrueType fonts, they can be rotated and scaled to any size, and anti-aliased by the rasterizer built into Microsoft Windows 95 and Microsoft Windows NT 4.0. These features give the fonts significant advantages over bitmap system fonts such as MS Sans Serif. More…
The Latin, Greek and Cyrillic characters were designed by world renowned type designer Matthew Carter, and hand-instructed by leading hinting expert, Tom Rickner. The Arabic, Hebrew and Thai characters were designed to complement Carter’s initial designs. Tahoma sets new standards in system font design. It is ideal for use in User Interface Scenarios and other situations requiring the presentation of information on the screen.
Tahoma Small Caps Font is one of Microsoft’s most popular sans serif typeface families. Tahoma was designed to address the challenges of on-screen display, particularly at small sizes in dialog boxes and menus.
Tahoma Small Caps Font (is best for use in User Interface Scenarios and other situations requiring the presentation of information on the screen. Contains 2 fonts: Regular and Bold. Why a Small Caps font you may ask? While most word processing and page layout software offer a small cap feature – this merely distorts the letterforms and creates compressed, uneven results.
Tahoma Small Caps were designed so their weight matches the upper case letters, providing a clean, eye-catching appearance.
Tahoma® Font families
The Tahoma® font includes the following font families:
Here is a preview of how Tahoma® will look. For more previews using your own text as an example, click here.