Webpage font recognition

Discussion in 'Web Design & Coding' started by Jz1397-5, Sep 4, 2003.

  1. Jz1397-5

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    i am writing text on a webpage, and to spice things up a little i want to change the font. what are the fonts that i should stick to that are universal?

    and is Tahoma one of them? (viewing on mac and windows 95-XP)
     
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  3. Un4gIvEn1

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    Nice find there Glaanieboy
     
  4. Jz1397-5

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    thank you so much
     
  5. j79zlr

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    I always include Sans-serif as the last font, if the browser doesn't know the other font declarations, it uses the sans-serif option and chooses the closest font that it knows with that type of properties.

    One CSS declaration is:

    font-family:garamond, times new roman, sans-serif;

    You should always include Sans-serif as it is necessary for validation ;)
     
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    Comic Sans MS

    This is only installed if you installed Office *, this does not come standard with Win2k, as i do not have that font.
     
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    font-family: verdana, arial, sans-serif;

    Is my font decleration for all my websites. It has just the perfect look, and if none of those fonts exist, it can fall back on sans-serif.