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Re: fonts

From: John T. Whelan <whelan@physics.utah.edu>
Date: Mon, 17 Aug 1998 11:07:00 -0600
Message-Id: <199808171707.LAA56195@einstein.physics.utah.edu>
To: www-style@w3.org
Cc: bckman@ix.netcom.com, davidc@cyberix.com, geier@psi5.com
Frank Boumphrey writes:
>>From: Simon Richter <geier@psi5.com>
>>>David P. Cunningham schrieb:

>>>> is there a place to go and find out what fonts come standard with an
>>>> OS that anyone knows of????? particularly verdana and helvetica.

>>>The only font I've seen on every system I've used so far was Helvetica
>>>(seen on Unix/X11, Mac, Amiga, Win32, Win16).

>>The only font I've seen on every system I've used so far was Helvetica

>You wont fint 'Helevetica ' on most PC's, i.e. 90% of the desktop's out
>there, although most browsers are smart enough to substitute Arial for
>Helvetica.

	Of course, one "font" that should be supported everywhere is
"sans-serif".  If I'm guessing the point of the original question, the
answer is to use a generic family name "serif", "sans-serif" or
"monospace" as a final fallback.  ("cursive" and "fantasy" are
unfortunately not so well supported.)  So for instance

{font-family : verdana, helvetica, arial, sans-serif}

or just

{font-family : verdana, sans-serif}
					John T. Whelan
					whelan@iname.com
					http://www.slack.net/~whelan/
Received on Monday, 17 August 1998 13:06:42 GMT

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