Tahoma font family

Overview

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.

Designed by world renowned type designer Matthew Carter, and hand-instructed by leading hinting expert, Monotype's Tom Rickner, 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.

File name Tahoma.ttf
Tahomabd.ttf
Styles & Weights Tahoma
Tahoma Bold
Designers Matthew Carter
Copyright © 2018 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Hebrew OpenType Layout logic copyright © 2003 & 2007, Ralph Hancock & John Hudson. This layout logic for Biblical Hebrew is open source software under the MIT License; see embedded license description for details.
Font vendor Microsoft Corp.
Script Tags dlng:'Arab', 'Armn', 'Cyrl', 'Grek', 'Hebr', 'Latn', 'Thai'
slng:'Arab', 'Armn', 'Cyrl', 'Grek', 'Hebr', 'Latn', 'Thai'
Code pages 1252 Latin 1
1250 Latin 2: Eastern Europe
1251 Cyrillic
1253 Greek
1254 Turkish
1255 Hebrew
1256 Arabic
1257 Windows Baltic
1258 Vietnamese
874 Thai
Mac Roman Macintosh Character Set (US Roman)
862 Hebrew
860 MS-DOS Portuguese
437 US
Fixed pitch False

Licensing and redistribution info

  • Font redistribution FAQ for Windows
  • License Microsoft fonts for enterprises, web developers, for hardware & software redistribution or server installations

Products that supply this font

Product name Font version
Windows 10 See the Windows 10 page.
Windows 8.1 See the Windows 8.1 page.
Windows 8 See the Windows 8 page.
Windows 7 See the Windows 7 page.
Windows Vista 5.01
Windows XP 3.00
Windows 2000 2.30
Windows 98 2.25
Windows Server 2008 5.01
Windows Server 2003 3.00

This typeface is also available within Office applications. For more information visit this page.

Style & weight examples

Tahoma