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Using Unicode MS Fonts on the Web

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A client asked me to consider using Arial Unicode MS as a font in a static web site we're building.

Can anyone tell me what the virtues -- and /or pitfalls -- of using Unicode MS fonts are?

I have always coded HTML fonts the old-fashioned way:

<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">

Thanks.

-- JB

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client might not have font

by Jay Eckles In reply to Using Unicode MS Fonts on ...

The main pitfall to using any font in styling a web page is that the user may not have a copy of the font you specify.

Cascading fonts, like in your FONT tag, help minimize the variation and maximize your control in the way your web page renders. However, such rules should really be a part of a Cascading Style Sheet, not an ugly FONT tag. An example:
<style type="text/css">
.Arial{ font-face: Arial ; }
</style>
...
<div class=Arial>Look, text in Arial!</div>

Jay
www.jayeckles.com

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