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Font. Can this be used?

Hello,

Can and should the font Calibri be used in web sites?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calibri

Thanks,
Miguel
Dec 3 '07 #1
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shapper wrote:
Hello,

Can and should the font Calibri be used in web sites?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calibri
Well, the article you cite should give you a clue.

"Calibri is one of six new western (Latin, Greek and Cyrillic) ClearType
Collection typefaces that come with Microsoft Windows Vista."

So, if you use it on your Web site what are you going to do about
everyone who does NOT have Vista? Meaning /most/ people.

If you choose to use it make sure you specify alternate fonts in your
CSS as a fallback, e.g.:

font-family: Calibri, "Trebuchet MS", Arial, Helvetica, Geneva, Sans-Serif;

Not claiming that's the best set of alternatives but it's a safe one.

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Dec 3 '07 #2
Felix Miata wrote:
You know you have the option to permit visitors to see the font they
prefer, right?
About 99% of the screen shots I see (and as a web developer in my
company I see plenty) the text is in the default "Times New Roman" font.

Amongst the people I know who know how to change their browser default
fonts, about 1% chose Times New Roman.

So I would suggest that most people don't know how to exercise that right.

--
Steve Swift
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Dec 4 '07 #3
On Tue, 04 Dec 2007 07:10:50 +0100, Steve Swift <St***********@gmail.com>
wrote:
Felix Miata wrote:
>You know you have the option to permit visitors to see the font they
prefer, right?

About 99% of the screen shots I see (and as a web developer in my
company I see plenty) the text is in the default "Times New Roman" font.

Amongst the people I know who know how to change their browser default
fonts, about 1% chose Times New Roman.

So I would suggest that most people don't know how to exercise that
right.
I always learned 'sans-serif for the web, serif for print' (with a few
exceptions offcourse).
--
Rik Wasmus
Dec 4 '07 #4
Rik Wasmus wrote:
>
I always learned 'sans-serif for the web, serif for print'
That was primarily because of the quality of display devices, or lack
thereof. Serif fonts don't look very good at lower resolutions with
little or no anti-aliasing. Sans serif fonts are generally more readable
on those. The quality of display devices has improved greatly, however,
at least for desktop PC's. I can't say how serif fonts look on the
average mobile device, but they are just as readable as sans serif on
most desktops these days.

--
Berg
Dec 4 '07 #5
Tue, 04 Dec 2007 06:10:50 +0000 from Steve Swift
<St***********@gmail.com>:
Felix Miata wrote:
You know you have the option to permit visitors to see the font they
prefer, right?

About 99% of the screen shots I see (and as a web developer in my
company I see plenty) the text is in the default "Times New Roman" font.

Amongst the people I know who know how to change their browser default
fonts, about 1% chose Times New Roman.

So I would suggest that most people don't know how to exercise that right.
Steve, that's not logic.

People who are satisfied with the default have no reason to change
it. People who *do* change it are by definition dissatisfied, but
that doesn't tell you anything about the thinking of those who don't
change it.

If someone doesn't change it, you have no way to know whether they
are satisfied, or dissatisfied but can't figure out how to change.

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Dec 5 '07 #6

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