Redmond, WA. - 6 March 1999
Microsoft has just released an update to the popular Font properties extension
. Version 2.1 includes reorganized tabs, featuring a more logical placement of information. This update also offers integration with our online links database.
Font properties extension, version 2.1
If you right click on a font file in Windows 95, Windows 98 or Windows NT its basic properties are displayed. This extension adds several new property tabs to this properties dialog box. These include information relating to font origination and copyright, the type sizes to which hinting and smoothing are applied, and the code pages supported by extended character sets.
What's new in version 2.1
Version and Features tabs. These replace the Statistics and OpenType Layout Tables tabs. The Version tab includes version and date information. The Features tab describes the font in terms of number of glyphs, number of kerning pairs, the possible existence of a euro symbol and the presence of embedded bitmaps within the font.
Links tab. If a font doesn't include a Web site URL, but does include a 'vendor ID code' a link will be provided to Microsoft's font vendor database.
article posted 6 March 1999 and last updated 7 March 1999.