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Re: Arial vs. Helvetica.




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On Wed, Aug 02, 2017 at 06:26:13AM -0700, peter@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> I want to specify a variable pitch font in a wiki. The font should be 
> widely available and acceptable to commonly used browsers.  

See [1]. My take is: use first generic font families: the browser
will substitute something close. The less you force your users to
"see" something the way you see it, the better.

If you want to be more specific, tend to one of the "safe"
families. Browsers are supposed to have that on-board.

If your work is a "typographical work of art" and you do want one
concrete font, try to find a free one.

Take into account that if your user's browser has to download
the font it costs time and exposes your user to some information
leakage (unless you yourself serve the font).

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_typography

regards
- -- tomás
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