Download the full Segoe font collection, official Microsoft branding typeface

SegoeThe official Microsoft branding typeface, Segoe, is a beautiful and elegant font. It’s used in almost every Microsoft branding campaign ranging from posters to logos, most notably Windows Vista. And for that reason, it’s not a font you can exactly download from any fonts website. However, if you do happen to have it through one way or another, you will cherish it. It works great as a Helvetica substitute, and even looks extremely sharp even in small font sizes due to the ClearType enhancements. And there’s no better if you need to create a fake Microsoft logo.

To note, this is not just Segoe UI which comes with Vista or Office 2007. Segoe UI is just one of the many subsets in the Segoe family which make up the collection. This is that collection.

Out of pure luck, Microsoft has actually let such a prized possession slip out of its internal archives and onto the public internet. A few weeks ago, Microsoft silently uploaded an ambiguous downloadable titled “Print Ad for Microsoft Dynamics Business Management Solutions Brief Description“. It would have sounded pretty innocent to the normal Microsoft.com user, but it was highly contagious for a sleuth like myself. And I was right, there it was in its full-fidelity and form, all 14 font files that make up the Segoe family.

Segoe fontsBut that’s not all. Apart from all possible combinations of condensed, semibold and light type variations, there are also PostScript (Type-1) versions and believe it or not, Mac versions. And to top it off, it also comes with the much adored license agreement spelled “licnese.txt”. In which it states,

Microsoft grants you a personal, nonexclusive, non-transferable, royalty-free license to install and use the Software solely for the purpose of creating materials requested by Microsoft and in accordance with the specification(s) provide to you by Microsoft. By way of example only, such materials may include printed material (such as advertising, packaging, promotional material, and manuals), form material (such as templates and style sheets), online graphic material (such as bitmapped text, bitmapped logos and Macromedia Flash animations), and broadcast material (such as television advertising).

You may install and use the Software on an unlimited number of computers as long as all such computers are either owned or controlled by you.

NO RENTAL/TRANSFER. You may not rent, lease, lend, or otherwise transfer the Software.

A rather straight-forward and lenient EULA by any legal standards. I’ll leave you to interpret what “creating materials requested by Microsoft” means. But since I cannot transfer you the “software” in a direct manner, you will have to download the full 24MB pile of ‘stuff’ that the Segoe fonts are wedged between.

Once you have extracted the ZIP, you can find the TrueType fonts in the “BDM_Q107_LeadGen_AD\High Resolution\Fonts\Windows_Fonts\Segoe_PC\Segoe_TT_PC” directory. Copy and install the fonts and you’re all set.

Don’t ask me how I found this, just grab it quickly. You never know when the A-Team (Microsoft Legal Council) will blow it out of existence.

Update: The A-Team has struck again. They’re no fun. :(

153 insightful thoughts

  1. common question: what if i use these fonts in my software and want to distribute it – what is the best way to bring the user to download and install these fonts?

  2. Thank you very much, but I am wondering how do you find time to go through such seemingly ordinary downloads? :)

  3. Long, you’re a legend! You’re like the Chaser crew on Microsoft.

    For international readers: The Chaser’s War on Everything is a satirical current affairs comedy series broadcast on ABC TV in Australia.

  4. Looks like they’ve already taken it down – the ‘download’ links just redirect to a “the download you requested is not available” message.

  5. Wow, thanks a lot! But its donw now.

    Is/was there the Segoe Media Center font in it like in the beta versions of Vista?

  6. to all you sad people that so desperately want that Segoe font simply go out and buy Frutiger from Linotype. You’ll find Segoe looks almost identical to Frutiger sans a few minor details.

    Not sure why they are similar. Perhaps Microsoft didn’t want to pay the license fee for Frutiger and simply copied it. You bee the judge.

    FYI, Segoe (not Segoe UI which ships with Vista) is owned by Microsoft (or Linotype if you ask Linotype’s lawyers) and therefore can not be used or distributed without prior written permission by Microsoft. Since this is their corporate font I doubt they will really allow for this to be used in any other way than producing collateral for Microsoft.

  7. I have downloaded the corrupt zip file, open it with winrar (winzip wont open it) then fix it, open the fixed file and extracted all the files.
    Hope it helps.

  8. ah, thanks a lot rom :) ur effort is much appreciated :) i hope long doesnt get into trouble for keeping the links in his website :P

  9. @tom: Microsoft didn’t created the Segoe. They purchased the font from Monotype and improved it for the ClearType technology. And yes it is very similar to the Frutiger Next but that is also the case with Adobe’s Myriad. Even Adobe couldn’t improve a perfect font like the Frutiger ;)

  10. Seriously – Univers 0wns BOTH those fonts. Psh! Myriad is only good for captions, and Frutiger is way too bland, imho…

    And in the end, they’re all based on Akzidenz Grotesk ;-)

  11. Cool, a blog and warez site rolled into one! Can someone send my Interstate, Nokia Sans and a bunch of Emigre fonts? ;-)

  12. Mike, you are mistaken, these are the ClearType Collection fonts that ship with Vista and Office, these are also included in the Office Compatibility Pack that gets installed when you try to view Office 2007 documents.

  13. I already had Segoe Media Center and its various weights, but that didn’t have italic variations. It really is a nice font, thanks.

  14. PLEASE!!! Can someone reupload the fonts, i am searching for it for 4 years now and all links aren’t work.

    PLEASE!!!

  15. I’ve just downloaded the Segoe font from the Softpedia link but I can’t figure out how to install them on OSX 10.4.10?

    I have opened Font Book, but it doesn’t recognise any of the files in the Mac folders. It did recognise the TTF files in the PC folder, but said there were serious validation errors with them.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks.

  16. Yes it does! i have the full segoe collection, except from the Segoe Media Center font and the Segoe TV font. does anyone know where to get them?

  17. Rom can you create another rapisshare ink for this font and possibly Adobe Myraid if you have it.
    Thanks

    will check back tommorrow

  18. Hi people! i know segoe is a lovely font, so i searched the the web for ages and a found a good link for you! be quick, i cannot guarantee this link will last for long. if anyone wants to know where you can get the Segoe Media Center font, and the Segoe Script and the Segoe Print font, click on the second link.

    http://downtown.vc/index.php?page=main&id=4ecb1506&name=uploaded by – sirqueza] Segoe font Pack 2007.rar

    http://invasiondivine.deviantart.com/art/IDnueusVI-58541349

  19. Hi there, after extensive research, this font is just Gill Sans under another name, rather like arial is just helvetica under another name, frutiger is close as well, but not as close a gill sans… cheers =8¬)

  20. I am sorry, but they are completely different. Look at the font Gill Sans’s t’s. they are completely different to the charectar t on segoe. those fonts are completely different.

  21. No need to apologise Drew, but in my view they are not, and I am not going to argue with you further, I guess it depends which cut of Gill you are using, I have managed to replicate a rubbish fireworks PNG supplied to me using this official microsoft ripoff of gill sans absolutely perfectly… but I do have 25 years experience as a typographer behind me, and a professional font collection to go with it. I usually start with the “G” and work my way out from there. I must admit I have not looked too hard at the ‘t’ I am sure there will be some small differences, I was stuck working in Caps as that is the way the PNG was supplied. I confess that I don’t have a lowercase set to compare Gill to.

    I would be facinated to actually get my hands on the this offending microsoft rip off segeo media font family to really take a look, but to be honest if it is microsoft… they can keep it.

    Frutiger however is quite different, however if you were wanting to have a joke with someone which is not as visually literate as you clearly are, you’d probably get away with it.

    All in good humour =8¬)

  22. I am sorry, but they are completely different. Look at the font Gill Sans’s t’s. they are completely different to the charectar t on segoe. those fonts are completely different.

  23. I am sorry, but they are completely different. Look at the font Gill Sans’s t’s. they are completely different to the charectar t on segoe. those fonts are completely different.

    _____________

    one t maketh not a font, perhaps you are confusing the laymans view of a font and the pedantic, “ooh look at the cut on that” perspective, how many versions of helvetica are there? Next you’ll be telling me that Arial and Helevetica are totally different.

  24. Hey guys

    Both the links are down. Could someone share with me the file once again? Please..I need it as soon as possible

    Either on Rapishare…or MediaFire…

    Thanks In Advance.

  25. I used to have it when I downloaded last year, but i recently formatted my PC and now all my Segoe fonts are gone! How dumb of me. Is there anyway to re-get it?

    Segoe, best font ever. Love it when it comes out on .pdf

  26. Please send me the font. It has been removed from the site that had it…
    It had been out some time ago, I am sure that it is around somewhere.
    Thank you,
    Jon

  27. Hey Pablo thank you a lot the first link worked (only tested first).
    These fonts installed on my mac (still they would give a warning when you would install it but let it you will be fine ;))
    Also Microsoft said that Segoe UI was made both for Mac and Windows so mac users are fine with Pablo links (i got this information from a microsoft link don’t ask it to me).
    And of course i am a good boy so i mirrored for all you people the Pablo upload if his link dies:

    Mediafire link:

    http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?h0pxnzozpwz

    Have fun!

  28. Hello… how do i download the fonts…

    cant see any button or anything to click to download the fonts…

    please advise

    :-)

  29. go to the start menu, search ‘ehome’ and open the folder, this folder is for windows media center and it contains the fonts used in media center: segoe, segoe semi-bold, segoe light. (this only works with editions of vista that have media center)

  30. What the hell???
    I downloaded the fonts from the first in the post by Filho and my SegoeUI fonts all became blank.
    Sure, I did get the print and script fonts but I lost the ui font and it srewed my office 2007, which uses segoe ui as a default font.
    One of the worst downloads in my life…seroiusly!

  31. I’ve got this Segoe Print font on my Acer laptop.

    It’s the most readable font you could ever hope to have.

    Well…Ta!

  32. Where can i get “SEGOE UI LIGHT” font?
    All downloads in coments have only “SEGOE LIGHT”
    Very need :/

  33. Hello people!

    Good afternoon!

    I installed Windows Seven and Office 2007, I got all the fonts of Windows Seven and Office 2007, including Segoe and Calibri, by luck, I have already recorded all the 1,900 fonts from Windows Seven and Office 2007 in my DVD :-D But I also recorded other 5,000 fonts in my same DVD :-D

    Have nice days!

    Gustavo

    1. Kei, I’ve Segoe Print font, so I use Windows Seven. Just add me gusbenedito at hotmail dot com at the MSN, and I’ll share it with you.

      1. Hello everybody

        A warning:

        I changed my e-mail. My new e-mail is gusbenedito at gmail dot com now.

  34. Kei, I’ve Segoe Print font, so I use Windows Seven. Just add me: gusbenedito at hotmail dot com and I’ll share with you.

  35. At all:
    if you have windows, just go to system and search “fonts”
    then you see all the fonts on your computer and you just can copy them.(no download, nothing)
    on win.7 there are all segoe fonts 4free.
    enjoy your font

    greez ju

  36. Having gone through the entire thread of messages, there was obviously some serious confusion over the Segoe fonts. I originally went looking for “Segoe Print”, which is a nice script style font, but people here starting comparing it to Frutiger, which is more like Gill Sans. I then discovered there are two different types of Segoe and that the regular Segoe font family *does* look alot like Frutiger.

    Ivanildo Filho (about 17 messages up), you had the link I was looking for, and I thank you very much!! I’ve copied it here for convenience… http://www.4shared.com/file/46099068/9ef9bbfa/Segoe.html

  37. Hi, can some assist me to getting this font, i clicked on the download link and it’s no longer working. It will really assist me!

  38. FTW!

    I can set up a mirror of all W7 and Office 2010
    fonts if any of y’all really want it. It includes
    segoe (all font variant/weights). The zip file
    is about 230MB. There’s alot of fonts in there!

    I’ll watch this thread. Peace.

  39. Thanks everyone! Was trying to comp some Win UI and Couldn’t find Segoe anywhere reliable. You all are awesome.

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  41. I Habib, from Pakistan, I need the Segoe Normal-Bold-Italic, in three form, please send me this font, I need this need so much because I need this font in Doctor Letter Pad and this Doctor is very important for us if u have this font please send me as zipp file. I will be very thankful to you.
    Habib

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