Web Safe Fonts

If you are trying to create a website with fonts that appear on a large percentage of computers, then you need to use a “web safe font”. While there are only a few fonts that are found on virtually every computer out there, if you use these fonts in your font stacks, your web pages will look correct.

Sans Serif Web Safe Fonts

Here are your best bets for sans serif fonts. If you include these in your font stacks, most people will see the page correctly.

  • Arial
  • Arial Black
  • Tahoma
  • Trebuchet MS
  • Verdana

And some other choices that will give you good coverage, but might miss some computers, so include a more common one as a backup in your font stack.

  • Century Gothic
  • Geneva
  • Lucida
  • Lucida Sans
  • Lucida Grande

 

Web Safe Fonts

If you are trying to create a website with fonts that appear on a large percentage of computers, then you need to use a “web safe font”. While there are only a few fonts that are found on virtually every computer out there, if you use these fonts in your font stacks, your web pages will look correct.

 

Serif Web Safe Fonts

Here are some of your best bets for serif fonts.

  • Courier
  • Courier New
  • Georgia
  • Times
  • Times New Roman

And here are some other choices that will give you some coverage, but you should include a more common one as a backup.

  • MS Serif
  • New York
  • Palatino
  • Palatino Linotype

If you would like to read the rest of this artical, please go here: Fonts that Work on Most Computers

 

Web Safe Fonts