Web Safe Fonts

3 September 2011

Unless you’re a designer, the chances are that you’ll be stuck with the default fonts that came pre-configured when you bought your PC or MAC or other operating system. So, if you’re going to publish a website or email marketing campaign then you’ll want to make sure that it renders the same for as many people as possible – by using a web safe font or email safe font.

So what are the “web safe fonts” to use?

The MAC fonts are highlighted in orange

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Arial, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
0123456789

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Arial Black, Arial Black, Gadget, sans-serif

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
0123456789

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Comic Sans MS, Comic Sans MS5, cursive

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
0123456789

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Courier New, Courier New, monospace

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
0123456789

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Georgia1, Georgia, serif

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
0123456789

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Impact, Impact5, Charcoal6, sans-serif

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
0123456789

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Lucida Console, Monaco5, monospace

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
0123456789

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Lucida Sans Unicode, Lucida Grande, sans-serif

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
0123456789

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Palatino Linotype, Book Antiqua3, Palatino, serif

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
0123456789

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Tahoma, Geneva, sans-serif

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
0123456789

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Times New Roman, Times New Roman, Times, serif

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
0123456789

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Trebuchet MS1, Trebuchet MS, sans-serif

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
0123456789

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Verdana, Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
0123456789

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Symbol2, Symbol2

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
0123456789

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MS Sans Serif4, Geneva, sans-serif

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
0123456789

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MS Serif4, New York6, serif

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
0123456789