6299Re: [NH] Helvetica Not In Control Panel
- Jan 27, 2008Hi Ray,
On 27 Jan 08 22:59 Ray Shapp <ras45@...> said:
> Is the Helvetica font style proprietary?
> According to the Wikipedia ... this style is used by a hugeTrue again!
> variety of organizations, and in very many of my web pages,
> I specify "arial, helvetica", however, I don't see HelveticaBecause Microsoft wouldn't pay the royalty and came up with its close
> listed in the Fonts folder in Control Panel on
> any of my five computers. Why is it not listed?
copy called Arial. However, I understand that Apple did pay and you
will find it on those machines.
Similarly, Microsoft came up with "Times New Roman" when most other
operating systems bundle "Times".
> For maximum compatibility, should I be specifying "arial,Most would argue for:
> sans-serif" instead of "arial, helvetica"?
"arial, helvetica, sans-serif"
So that Apple systems get Helvetica, unless they've installed any
Microsoft software that bundled some fonts, and the rest get whatever
font responds to the generic "sans serif".
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