W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-style@w3.org > January 2008

Re: Line layout in browsers

From: Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2008 11:35:48 +0200
Message-ID: <003501c859b5$830fe9f0$0500000a@DOCENDO>
To: <www-style@w3.org>

David Hyatt wrote:

> Helvetica on Windows maps to Arial.

Mostly yes, but not if Helvetica has been installed on the system.

These fonts might appear in different variations, but in my test, Arial 
is horizontally denser than Helvetica. There is not much difference in 
x-height though: Arial 0.519, Helvetica 0.523.

According to the font survey results at
(which has several obvious and probably some non-obvious sources of 
errors, but what else is there in this area?)
Helvetica has about 7 % coverage on Windows.

Jukka K. Korpela ("Yucca")
Received on Friday, 18 January 2008 09:36:02 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Monday, 2 May 2016 14:27:33 UTC