I'm designing a Windows 7 shutdown with updates screen which resembles the stock Windows 7 screen as close as possible. The stock screen shows a message: "Installing updates. Do not turn off your computer.", see this (in German):

Windows shutdown with updates message

Which font is this?

From Identifont I'm assuming it's Verdana, 21 pt. Can somebody please verify this?

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    Hi there and welcome to GD! We have some requirements for font identification questions, please take a look and edit your question to include that information. – Luciano Jun 23 '17 at 8:13
  • I edited my question to match the requirements, but it was downvoted anyway. Is there still something wrong with my question? – John Doe IV Jun 23 '17 at 10:15
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    Perhaps because you could probably figure out yourself by doing some research and testing a few fonts... Research is one of the requirements for font-ident questions. – Luciano Jun 23 '17 at 10:28
  • Well I did with several pages from the reqirements list. I ended up with Identifont, telling me it is "Nina", a Verdana derivative. I tested on my system with Verdana, which is the only font on my Windows system coming close to it, but with some differences in kerning. – John Doe IV Jun 23 '17 at 11:01
  • It's almost certainly not Verdana. Compare it with Verdana and you can clearly see the differences: i.stack.imgur.com/BZmi8.gif ...then compare it with Segoe UI: i.stack.imgur.com/ScoYM.gif (there are small differences but that's most likely down to hinting, the low-quality screen and the dodgy version I had to use for testing it) – Cai Jun 23 '17 at 11:12

I'm not 100% certain but I believe it is Segoe UI (Version 5.01), which a quick search shows that Windows 7 used for most of its UI.

Windows User Experience Interaction Guidelines – Fonts

Segoe UI - Version 5.01

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Compare your screenshot...

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and the same typed out in in Segoe UI...

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The quality on your screenshot isn't great and I had to test it by typing it out on a live preview on a font website so there are differences but the proportions are (close enough to) identical and I'd assume the message uses the same font as the rest of the Windows 7 UI.

  • Thank you! It is indeed Segoe UI. The links provided gave me very helpful insights on using UI text - not only in font style, but also in other aspects, like wording. – John Doe IV Jun 23 '17 at 12:12

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