Microsoft Bringing Fonts and Language Packs for Windows 10 to the Store

Posted on November 23, 2017 by Mehedi Hassan in Windows, Windows 10 with 20 Comments

The Microsoft Store isn’t just a place where users can download apps, games and movies for their Windows 10 devices. Ever since the launch of Windows 10, Microsoft has been slowly moving core parts of the OS to the store, making them easier to update for the company. System apps like the Windows Calculator are now updated through the Microsoft Store, and the company also uses the store to add support for new media formats.

In the future, though, it seems like Microsoft is bringing more OS-related content to the Microsoft Store. The company will soon start releasing fonts for the OS through the Microsoft Store and the store listing for one of the fonts was spotted earlier today (thanks for the tip, Ducky!). Like just other regular content, you will be able to download and install the font on your device with a single click. It isn’t clear whether Microsoft plans on letting third-party font designers submit their own fonts to the Microsoft Store, which would effectively make it a lot like Google Fonts, but for Windows.

In addition to fonts, Microsoft also seems to be working on bringing language packs for the OS to the Microsoft Store. Listings for a  couple of “local experience” packs were leaked recently by Italian blog Aggiornamenti Lumia, and you’d be able to download these experience packs to install that language on your device in the future.

Microsoft bringing fonts and language packs to the Microsoft Store isn’t too much of a big deal, especially for things like fonts which aren’t updated as regularly as apps or games. The idea behind moving font downloads to the Microsoft Store could be to do with making Windows 10 more modular so that Microsoft doesn’t have to release an entire OS update just to update a couple of fonts.

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