Font Family

Most browsers include one or more inbuilt fonts ("Font Families") to allow alternative appearances of text.  Typically, there will be:

Many browsers provide a wider range of fonts, or allow access to fonts stored elsewhere on the viewer's system.

 
  
  

Fonts available in all browsers:

All browsers are expected to implement the following three basic fonts:

  • Note that, contrary to normal practice, the default applied when a font is unavailable on the viewing system is Courier New.  This makes it clear that the font is not available.  Normal practice is to default to a similar, more widely available font.
     
Arial size 7
Arial size 6
Arial size 5
Arial size 4
Arial size 3
Arial size 2
Arial size 1
Times New Roman size 7
Times New Roman size 6
Times New Roman size 5
Times New Roman size 4
Times New Roman size 3
Times New Roman size 2
Times New Roman size 1  
Courier New size 7
Courier New size 6
Courier New size 5
Courier New size 4
Courier New size 3
Courier New size 2
Courier New size 1
  
  
All MS (IE) browsers are likely to implement the following fonts:
Note that, contrary to normal practice, the default applied when a font is unavailable on the viewing system is Courier New.
This makes it clear that the font is not available.
Normal practice is to default to a similar, more widely available font.
Verdana size 7
Verdana size 6
Verdana size 5
Verdana size 4
Verdana size 3
Verdana size 2
Verdana size 1
Georgia size 7
Georgia size 6
Georgia size 5
Georgia size 4
Georgia size 3
Georgia size 2
Georgia size 1   
Trebuchet size 7
Trebuchet size 6
Trebuchet size 5
Trebuchet size 4
Trebuchet size 3
Trebuchet size 2
Trebuchet size 1
Comic Sans size 7
Comic Sans size 6
Comic Sans size 5
Comic Sans size 4
Comic Sans size 3
Comic Sans size 2
Comic Sans size 1   
Arial Black size 7
Arial Black size 6
Arial Black size 5
Arial Black size 4
Arial Black size 3
Arial Black size 2
Arial Black size 1
Impact size 7
Impact size 6
Impact size 5
Impact size 4
Impact size 3
Impact size 2
Impact size 1
  
  
Most computers running Windows are likely to have these fonts installed and available to browsers:
Note that, contrary to normal practice, the default applied when a font is unavailable on the viewing system is Courier New.
This makes it clear that the font is not available.
Normal practice is to default to a similar, more widely available font.
Algerian size 7
Algerian size 6
Algerian size 5
Algerian size 4
Algerian size 3
Algerian size 2
Algerian size 1
Andy size 7
Andy size 6
Andy size 5
Andy size 4
Andy size 3
Andy size 2
Andy size 1   
Broadway size 7
Broadway size 6
Broadway size 5
Broadway size 4
Broadway size 3
Broadway size 2
Broadway size 1
Desdemonda size 7
Desdemonda size 6
Desdemonda size 5
Desdemonda size 4
Desdemonda size 3
Desdemonda size 2
Desdemonda size 1   
Footlight size 7
Footlight size 6
Footlight size 5
Footlight size 4
Footlight size 3
Footlight size 2
Footlight size 1
Harlow Solid size 7
Harlow Solid size 6
Harlow Solid size 5
Harlow Solid size 4
Harlow Solid size 3
Harlow Solid size 2
Harlow Solid size 1   
Helvetica size 7
Helvetica size 6
Helvetica size 5
Helvetica size 4
Helvetica size 3
Helvetica size 2
Helvetica size 1
Invite size 7
Invite size 6
Invite size 5
Invite size 4
Invite size 3
Invite size 2
Invite size 1   
Matura Script Narrow size 7
Matura Script size 6
Matura Script size 5
Matura Script size 4
Matura Script size 3
Matura Script size 2
Matura Script size 1
Arial Narrow size 7
Arial Narrow size 6
Arial Narrow size 5
Arial Narrow size 4
Arial Narrow size 3
Arial Narrow size 2
Arial Narrow size 1   
Playbill size 7
Playbill size 6
Playbill size 5
Playbill size 4
Playbill size 3
Playbill size 2
Playbill size 1
Ravie size 7
Ravie size 6
Ravie size 5
Ravie size 4
Ravie size 3
Ravie size 2
Ravie size 1   
Stencil size 7
Stencil size 6
Stencil size 5
Stencil size 4
Stencil size 3
Stencil size 2
Stencil size 1
Tahoma size 7
Tahoma size 6
Tahoma size 5
Tahoma size 4
Tahoma size 3
Tahoma size 2
Tahoma size 1  
Xpress size 7
Xpress size 6
Xpress size 5
Xpress size 4
Xpress size 3
Xpress size 2
Xpress size 1
 
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