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Haris
01-09-2003, 07:30 AM
Hi,
I have seen most of the websites using Arial or Verdana in them. Is it possible for me to use Arial Black inside my pages. I mean, whtether it will be supported everywhere like Arial and Verdana.....? Please help....

Thank you,
Haris.

Íkii
01-09-2003, 10:59 AM
Your best bet with fonts that may not be present on all surfers computers is to use css font-family lists.

<style>
.weird {
font-family: Arial Black, Arial, Helvetica;
font-weight: 500;
}
</style>
<span class="weird">some text</span>

If a PC has Arial Black, that font will be used.
If a PC only has Arial and Helvetica, then Arial would be used.

The first font that is read from left to right and is present on the PC will be used.

Subnote: I don't know if this is still pertinent - ages ago someone mentioned that fonts with spaces should be enclosed in "s ie "Arial Black" - I think css moved on since then tho.

MCookie
01-09-2003, 10:59 AM
Just found this page (which fonts come with Windows):
http://pagemakersupport.adobe.com/adobeknowbase/root/public/pm1010.htm?DREID=7089
...so I think it's safe to use Arial Black in this way:

font-family: {
"arial black",verdana,arial,sans-serif;
}

Always specify more fonts in case users don't have your preferred one.

MCookie
01-09-2003, 11:01 AM
Originally posted by Íkii
Subnote: I don't know if this is still pertinent - ages ago someone mentioned that fonts with spaces should be enclosed in "s ie "Arial Black" - I think css moved on since then tho.

No. CSS did not move on... you still need the " " for fonts with spaces.



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