[thelist] Common Fonts

rudy Rudy_Limeback at maritimelife.ca
Mon Dec 18 16:17:02 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 instead.

hi jake

here's a page that goes into this problem in quite some detail -- 

   Improving Appearance of Arial Font on the Macintosh
    (Solutions for both Mac Users and Web Developers)

the solutions for web developers 
suggests that 

    The best choice is therefore: 
             <FONT FACE="Geneva,Arial,Helvetica">
    This way, the Mac users see Geneva, Windows users see 
    Arial, and UNIX users see Helvetica. 

    As still another option, if you actually prefer the 
    appearance of "Verdana" (another sans-serif font), you 
    might specify: 
            <FONT FACE="Verdana,Geneva,Arial,Helvetica">
    This way, Verdana is used if present (on either Windows 
    or Mac). If not, then Geneva is used on the Mac, Arial 
    on Windows, and Helvetica on UNIX. 


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