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Japanese ClearType fonts for Windows XP

  • Published:
  • Version: 5.00
  • Category: Redistributable Component
  • Language: English

Meiryo Collection Version 5.00 for Windows XP to improve rendering of Japanese text in Windows Presentation Foundation.

  • Japanese Fonts shipped with Windows XP use embedded bitmaps to provide legibility at small sizes on the screen. Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) does not display these bitmaps but instead renders the outlines. These outlines are not instructed (hinted) for good legibility and the results are poor. Meiryo Collection Version 5.00 has been properly instructed for legibility at 9 point size and above in ClearType environments such as WPF.


Status: Deleted

This download is no longer available on The downloads below are archives provided by the Internet Archive Wayback Machine from the Microsoft Download Center prior to August 2020.

SHA1: 31adf9f7c423cb365eea3ecb0d6465765246642a
8.45 MB

System Requirements

Operating Systems: Windows XP

  • Windows XP

Installation Instructions

  • Double click the installer package and follow the instructions on screen.

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