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Designer(s)Virginia Howlett et al.
Date released1995

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]

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)


  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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