[thelist] Common Fonts

Jacob Stetser lists at icongarden.com
Mon Dec 18 11:47:23 CST 2000

For the love of God and all that is readable, please do not use Arial 
if you wish your site to be usable on Macs. (I've said this before 
but I bring it up again because it bears repeating). Any Mac that has 
Arial installed also has Verdana, so you can safely use Verdana 

Why not use Arial? It's too thin and tall and on the Mac at lower 
sizes Arial emboldened does not look any different from Arial 
regular. So those nice bold headlines you come up with? They look the 
same as everything else in Arial.

So use Verdana, Helvetica, san-serif as your choices if you want to 
be xplatform.

Thanks! This has been a public service message brought to you by me!

>These days, you can usually get away with Arial, Times, Courier, and 
>Helvetica. Quite often people have Verdana as well, as it's a free 
>one usually installed with just about any MS product (including 
>I have no idea about Linux, but I'm sure someone will chime in soon.

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