Font families

Good font-family references:

Note: Display of these fonts is dependent on fonts installed on your computer.
See intended font renderings and comments at: http://www.angelfire.com/al4/rcollins/style/fonts.html

Sans-serif fonts

Best for on-screen reading

Arial (a.k.a. Helvetica)

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

Arial Black

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Charcoal

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Chicago

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Impact (a.k.a. Techno)

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Monaco

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MS Sans Serif (a.k.a. Geneva)

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Skia

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System

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Tahoma

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Trebuchet MS

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Verdana

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Serif fonts

Best for "printer friendly" pages

Capitals

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Georgia

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Hoefler Text

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MS Serif (a.k.a. New York)

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Palatino

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Times / Times New Roman

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Monospace fonts

Best for code and typed text

Andale Mono (a.k.a. Monotype.com)

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Courier / Courier New

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Fixedsys

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MS Gothic

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Terminal

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VT-100

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Cursive and Fantasy fonts

Recommend limited use

Apple Chancery (a.k.a. Zapf Chancery)

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Comic Sans MS

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Gadget

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Sand

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Textile

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