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<font class="dontLookLikeCrap">What do you think are the best fonts to use with Cleartype? I know the canned answer is the Microsoft Reader fonts Berling Antiqua, Lucida Sans Typewriter, and Frutiger Linotype. Berling and Frutiger are okay, except the numerals aren't level height which I can't stand. Lucida Sans doesn't do it for me either- would rather use Courier. So I'd like an alternative for my own desktop.
This Longhorn Frutiger-clone Segoe UI looks good. Don't understand why its TTF files are so large (330k). And I see that this Cleartype Font Collection is 'coming soon', but not that soon.
So what do you recommend as a Cleartype-friendly font? Is there a free font out there that works well? Would it be straightforward for me to alter the existing Berling/Frutiger fontfiles to make the numerals evenly spaced and consistent height? Or should I just wait for Longhorn?</font>