TheSans Office has the conventional (TrueType) four-font structure: Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold Italic. These four styles are linked, which means that they can be activated by using the “B” (Bold) and “I” (Italic) buttons in common office programs.
TheSans Office is manually hinted, which results in excellent on-screen quality. The image above shows TheSans with automatically applied TrueType hinting (left), and TheSans Office with TrueType hinting adjusted by hand (right), both as displayed on-screen in Micosoft Office™ applications.
TrueType hinting takes full advantage of Microsoft®'s ClearType® technology, which is turned on by default in Windows Vista®. ClearType uses subpixel rendering to improve the appearance of text on screen. The image above shows the difference between a PostScript version of TheSans (left), and TheSans Office with TrueType hinting (right) in Microsoft Word®.
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