This just in from Chris Pirillo on Windows Vista inconsistencys, this time its the fonts:
Ive been labeled a nitipicker for seeing skipped details that few others seem to see on the surface of an applications user interface. Guilty as charged! Download this simple registry patch, but please read the entire post before applying it?
Im not happy that Microsoft has added yet another shell font to the mix with Windows Vista: Segoe UI. On its own, Segoe UI is an awesome font - but when its slapped up against Tahoma, MS Sans Serif, Microsoft Sans Serif, and/or Arial - its no longer a clean user experience. In fact, Vista is downright messy when it comes to shell fonts - with some aliased faces reaching back to the days of Windows 3.11!
These blatant font oversights were shoved onto the backburner for the sake of (a) 100% backwards compatibility and (b) time. However, that didnt stop me from diving into REGEDIT and setting things straight. The good news? I believe Ive figured out how to make everything inside of Windows Vista stick to Segoe UI. Its a subtle, yet radical, transformation.
Applying this registry patch will change ALL system fonts to Segoe UI, including those in default application fonts. Please be cautious before going ahead.