[thelist] How should the Times font be specfied?

Paola Kathuria paola at limitless.co.uk
Wed Aug 1 15:39:32 CDT 2001

How should the Times font be specified (as font face or CSS font-family)?

I suspect that the browser looks for an exact match on installed font names.
Is this true?

A search on Google finds guides with the following ways of specifying
Times (in descending order or prevalence):

- Times
- Times New Roman
- TimesRoman

http://www.webreview.com/1998/02_13/webauthors/02_13_98_1.shtml suggests
using "Times New Roman, Times" (because "Times" is the inferior font).

What's the shortest list of names, and in what order, to accommodate
different environments?


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