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Web Safe Fonts

Web Safe Fonts and Generic Font Family Fallbacks

This list of Web Safe Fonts and Generic Font Family Fallbacks for Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a useful tool for different browsers and Operating Systems. The examples below are of course browser dependent. Generic font families defined in HTML, XHTML and CSS:

The examples are browser dependent

  • Cursive
  • Fantasy
  • Monospace
  • Sans-serif
  • Serif

Table 1.0 - Font Families
Examples Font Families
font-family Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif
font-family "Arial Black", Gadget, sans-serif
font-family "Bookman Old Style", serif
font-family "Comic Sans MS", cursive, sans-serif
font-family Courier, monospace
font-family "Courier New", Courier, monospace
font-family Garamond, serif
font-family Georgia, serif
font-family Impact, Charcoal, sans-serif
font-family "Lucida Console", Monaco, monospace
font-family "Lucida Sans Unicode", "Lucida Grande", sans-serif
font-family "MS Sans Serif", Geneva, sans-serif
font-family "MS Serif", "New York", sans-serif
font-family "Palatino Linotype", "Book Antiqua", Palatino, serif
font-family Symbol, sans-serif
font-family Tahoma, Geneva, sans-serif
font-family "Times New Roman", Times, serif
font-family "Trebuchet MS", Helvetica, sans-serif
font-family Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif
font-family Webdings, sans-serif
font-family Wingdings, "Zapf Dingbats", sans-serif
Not all browsers support all fonts. If some of the font-families do not show properly above, please visit this wiki page with unformatted text.

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