Supported Fonts on IE for Windows Phone 7


Internet Explorer on Windows Phone 7 supports a variety of font faces (13) that you can use in your Web pages, ranging from the usual suspects like Arial to fonts like Segoe WP, which Windows Phone uses itself for various User Interface text. The full set of default fonts available are listed in the following table. Each of these font faces has an attendant variant for bold or italic.

Regular Bold Italic
Arial Arial Arial
Arial Black Arial Black Arial Black
Comic Sans MS Comic Sans MS Comic Sans MS
Courier New Courier New Courier New
Georgia Georgia Georgia
Lucida Sans Unicode Lucida Sans Unicode Lucida Sans Unicode
Times New Roman Times New Roman Times New Roman
Trebuchet MS Trebuchet MS Trebuchet MS
Verdana Verdana Verdana
Webdings (Webdings) Webdings (Webdings) Webdings (Webdings)
Tahoma Tahoma Tahoma
Calibri Calibri Calibri
Segoe WP Segoe WP Segoe WP

In addition to these, there are three East Asian fonts that we include:

  • Japanese: Meiryo UI
  • Simplified Chinese: Microsoft YaHei
  • Korean: Malgun Gothic

And here’s a snapshot of how they look on the phone:

FontsCapture

Joe Marini
Principal Program Manager
Windows Phone
https://twitter.com/joemarini

Comments (15)

  1. Rik says:

    What happened to @font-face? 🙁 Is it coming?

  2. Interframe says:

    Hey Joe, any plans on bringing IE9 (Trident 5.0) stuff to WP7 on IE Mobile? Would be amazing to experience native hardware-accelerated HTML5/JavaScript/CSS on a phone!

  3. Interframe says:

    Hey Joe, any plans on bringing IE9 (Trident 5.0) stuff to WP7 on IE Mobile? Would be amazing to experience native hardware-accelerated HTML5/JavaScript/CSS3 on a phone!

  4. Eric Martindale says:

    Does it support <a href="http://www.w3.org/…/a&gt;

  5. Mog says:

    That screenshot is rather blurry…any chance you could update it with a gif / png rather than jpg?

  6. Mog says:

    That screenshot is rather blurry…any chance you could update it with a gif / png rather than jpg?

  7. Mark says:

    Do you plan to plan to upgrade Internet Explorer Mobile to Trident 5.0 from which Internet Explorer 9 is based or perhaps Trident 4.0 from Internet Explorer 8?

  8. Kurt Koller says:

    No one cares.

    Trust on this: You need a Webkit browser for WP7 or you're fighting an uphill battle and limiting your competitive ability. People can't use frameworks that target all other platforms, like PhoneGap, and so WP7 will be missing lots of things that will be simultaneously available on all other mobile platforms. Seriously, drop the mobile IE crap and move on.

  9. iemoblog says:

    @Interframe: nothing to announce on IE9 for mobile yet. Stay tuned!

  10. iemoblog says:

    @Rik @Eric – Web font support is currently in IE9 on the desktop. We're investigating it for mobile.

  11. Rik says:

    @iemoblog

    No offence, but @font-face has been supported since IE4. It's sad to not see it in WP7.

    Also, +1 for phonegap. The future is HTML5. If you don't support these kinds of javascript/css3/etc frameworks, you'll miss out on a lot of apps and web developer support. From my understanding you can't even drag stuff (like a div) around with touch-events..

  12. iemoblog says:

    The Phonegap guys already have a version that works on WP7. We are working with them to ensure that Phonegap developers have a great framework on WP7.

    The initial release of IE on WP7 does have a few features lacking that the desktop version contains, but we are working to address those in a follow-up release. We are keenly aware of the features we need to make available to enable great Web experiences on the phone.

  13. Adam says:

    Dear Joe, that IE on WP7 doesnt support Arabic, do you have any idea if the any update will come soon that will fix this?

  14. iemoblog says:

    Adam — I don't have a timetable for that, sorry.

  15. Rumki says:

    Dear concerned, how to read asian languages like Bengali in IE on windows phone 7? I used to read some Bengali blogs in my previous nokia phone using opera mini. But now its not possible in my htc hd 7.

    Please help