Marlett

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Marlett
Marlett.png
CategorySymbol
Designer(s)Virginia Howlett et al.
FoundryMicrosoft
Date released1995
Marlett
ClassificationPi font
Other related encoding(s)Webdings

Marlett is a TrueType font that has been used in Microsoft Windows since Windows 95. The operating system uses this font to create user interface icons that are used in the menus and windows.[1] Examples are the close, maximize and minimize buttons that are made from the individual glyphs in the font. This was important to allow the users to scale the user interface and have the icons scale with the elements.[2]

Character layout[edit]

Due to the specialised nature of the Marlett glyphs, many of the mappings shown are approximate.

Marlett
_0 _1 _2 _3 _4 _5 _6 _7 _8 _9 _A _B _C _D _E _F
0_
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
1_
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
2_
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
3_ 🗕[a]
1F5D5
🗖[a]
1F5D6
🗗[a]
1F5D7
[a]
23F4
[a]
23F5
[a]
23F6
[a]
23F7
[b]
2B73
🞂
1F782
🞃
1F783

 

 

 

 

 

 
4_
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
5_
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
6_
 
[a]
2714

2713
🭽
1FB7D
🭿
1FB7F
[c]
23BE
[d]
23CC
[a]
2B1B

2022

25CF
[e]
25DC
[f]
25DE
[g]
25DC
[h]
25DE
[a]
2B24
🮞
1FB9E
7_ 🮞[i]
1FB9E

2500
🗙[a]
1F5D9
[a]
2753

2BC5

2BC6
[b]
2B0D
🞀
1F780
🮟
1FB9F
🮟[i]
1FB9F

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Letter  Number  Punctuation  Symbol  Other  Undefined

See also[edit]

  • MouseText (a set of bitmapped characters used in later Apple II models for a similar function)
  • Segoe MDL2 Assets (a font that is used to draw scalable icons in Universal Windows Platform programs)

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Compare this position in Webdings.
  2. ^ a b Approximate mapping: Marlett character lacks a vertical stem.
  3. ^ Approximate mapping (smaller version of 🭽)
  4. ^ Approximate mapping (smaller version of 🭿)
  5. ^ Larger version, 180° arc on top left (mapping to quadrant arc is approximate)
  6. ^ Larger version, 180° arc on bottom right (mapping to quadrant arc is approximate)
  7. ^ 180° arc on top left (mapping to quadrant arc is approximate)
  8. ^ 180° arc on bottom right (mapping to quadrant arc is approximate)
  9. ^ a b Bold version

References[edit]

  1. ^ Description of and Troubleshooting the Marlett TrueType Font Archived 2010-12-28 at the Wayback Machine (Microsoft Knowledge Base)
  2. ^ Notes on why the Marlett TrueType Font exists Archived 2012-01-20 at the Wayback Machine (The Old New Thing - MSDN Blogs)

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