[thelist] fonts (Palatino / General)

Bob Meetin bobm at dottedi.biz
Wed May 25 11:07:17 CDT 2011

Hi all,

I'm working with a designer who is asking me to use Palatino variation fonts in content areas of the website.  I typically try to use standard fonts and stay away from custom font techniques be it google font or any of the javascript methods.  If it's not there by default I'd rather stay away.  I've got bigger fish to fry.

Aside from the fact that Palatino and a slew of other common windows or perhaps mac fonts are not installed by default on my linux box, even on my fairly new windows laptop I'm encountering obstacles.  Doing a little research I found a site that provides some stats that are not promising for Palatino.  But since the designer is on MAC, well oh well.


There are undoubtedly hundreds of sites that provide various stats.  Anyone care to provide some authoritative links or feedback?  General default font feedback?

Bob Meetin
dotted i
303-926-0167 (home/business)

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