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Windows 10 'Redstone 4' Build 17083 offers font downloads directly from the Microsoft Store

Windows Insiders can download fonts directly from the Microsoft Store. (Source: Windows Latest)
Windows Insiders can download fonts directly from the Microsoft Store. (Source: Windows Latest)
Insiders running the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17083 will now be able to download fonts directly from the Microsoft Store. This is part of a larger effort to consolidate all settings under the new Settings app.

With the latest release of Windows 10, codenamed Redstone 4 (RS4), Microsoft is trying to move away from the legacy Control Panel and integrate more settings into the new Settings app. The company has now integrated hitherto Control Panel-only options such as Sounds and Fonts into the Settings app. Now, Insiders can test out the new Fonts page and download fonts directly from the Microsoft Store.

Users will be able to install fonts just like any other UWP app from the Store. The Fonts page in Settings shows a preview of the font along with options to adjust various font properties. The page also shows color and variables for each font. The Fonts page leads directly to the Fonts section of the Microsoft Store. Right now, the font selection in the Store is anemic but Microsoft is optimistic of more fonts to populate the Store in the days leading up to RS4's release. The Store listing shows a small description of the font and screenshots to show its variations. 

Windows 10 RS4 is shaping up to be a major release and going by the recent spate of malware attacks, the focus will more be more on new security and privacy features. We are also hearing about RS5 and beyond, which will make Windows more modular and easily adaptable to different form factors.

The new Fonts section of the Settings app in Windows 10 Build 17083. (Source: Microsoft)
The new Fonts section of the Settings app in Windows 10 Build 17083. (Source: Microsoft)

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2018-01-27 (Update: 2018-01-27)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
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I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.