Microsoft to replace Calibri as its default font

Presents 5 candidates for people to choose from.

Calibri has always the default font across all of Microsoft’s platforms, most notably on its popular Office suite of productivity software. But after 14 years, the company has announced that it is changing its default font, posting a question for users on Twitter asking what font should be the next successor to Calibri.

Five new fonts were proposed as an alternative, which includes Tenorite, Bierstadt, Skeena, Seaford, and Grandview. “The new fonts span the various sans-serif styles—humanist, geometric, swiss-style, and industrial—and we’ve interviewed the designers of each to help bring their nuances and unique personality to life,” Microsoft said in a blog post.

Calibri has been the default font since 2007, which replaced Times New Roman. “It has served us all well, but we believe it’s time to evolve. To help us set a new direction, we’ve commissioned five original, custom fonts to eventually replace Calibri as the default.”

Microsoft said that it will be looking into user feedback as well as evaluating the five choices over the next few months, and could officially make its way to consumers before the end of the year.

by Victor Philip Ortiz
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