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Re: [css-d] font-family choices

Sent by Bob Boyle on 29 January 2002 18:06


>> Verdana and Georgia are ideal for the web
>> because they were designed to be more
>> legible on the screen.

IMO, Georgia also has a touch of panache with its use of Old Style instead
of Modern seriffed characters, as in Times New Roman.

In the interest of forward cross-platform compatibility, I took a look at
what fonts are shared between two reasonably "default" installs of Win2k
(don't have XP) and Mac OS X with Office X (don't know how different the
font set is between installing IE and Office).

So, for your typographic playsure, here's the list:

Arial
Arial Black
Comic Sans MS
Courier New
Georgia
Impact
Lucida Console (Lucida Sans Typewriter)
Lucida Sans Unicode (Lucida Sans)
Palatino Linotype (Palatino)
Tahoma
Times New Roman
Trebuchet MS
Verdana
Webdings
Wingdings

And, of course, the ever popular Symbol font.
(parenthetical font names are Mac correlates of Windows fonts)

Cheers,
bob
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