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    Tahoma?

    I really like Tahoma as a font and I was wondering if anyone knew of any issues with it displaying in browsers incorrectly? Has it become a standard font on different platforms?

    Thanks,

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    I believe Tahoma is a True Type font which is standard on any Windows machines. Not sure about Mac tho???

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    Tahoma is standard on Windows, and I believe it's also installed on Macs with MS Office. Here's the font list I tend to use Tahoma in:
    Code:
    body {
      font-family: geneva, tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;
    }
    People will get Geneva first (not a Windows font really), then Tahoma, then the alternate fonts if those aren't installed.

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    I love Tahoma also, first time I saw in DHTML menu builder( www.xfx.net ) as default toolbar font.

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    I prefer Verdana over Tahoma, altough similar to Tahoma it is easier to read since it has higher kerning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mandkr67
    I believe Tahoma is a True Type font which is standard on any Windows machines. Not sure about Mac tho???
    According to this page - http://www.codestyle.org/css/font-fa...dResults.shtml - Tahoma is installed on 90% of all computers regardless of platform.

    This page - http://www.realworldstyle.com/fonts.html - talks about fonts for Unix while accomodating all platforms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by W. Luke
    According to this page - http://www.codestyle.org/css/font-fa...dResults.shtml - Tahoma is installed on 90% of all computers regardless of platform.
    I think thats 90% of windows, not 90% of all platforms. For Apple it doesn't appear in the list, which means that Tahoma is installed on less than 78% of Macs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S7even
    I think thats 90% of windows, not 90% of all platforms. For Apple it doesn't appear in the list, which means that Tahoma is installed on less than 78% of Macs.
    Geneva is a good alternative for the Tahoma-less in my opinion, and it's installed on all Macs by default .

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    Quote Originally Posted by S7even
    I think thats 90% of windows, not 90% of all platforms. For Apple it doesn't appear in the list, which means that Tahoma is installed on less than 78% of Macs.
    The page I linked to is a cross-reference that is not specific to the three platforms (Windows, Mac, *nix).

    The Macintosh specific results are here and state that it is installed on 60% of all Macintosh computers.
    http://www.codestyle.org/css/font-fa...cResults.shtml
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    Quote Originally Posted by vgarcia
    Geneva is a good alternative for the Tahoma-less in my opinion, and it's installed on all Macs by default .
    Not installed on Unix/Linux computers the fastest growing marketshare of the three platforms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by W. Luke
    Not installed on Unix/Linux computers the fastest growing marketshare of the three platforms.
    Can your reccomend an alternative for that platform then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by W. Luke
    Not installed on Unix/Linux computers the fastest growing marketshare of the three platforms.
    True. However, not too many fonts are installed by default on *NIX systems. Maybe Luxi Sans as an alternative if Geneva and Tahoma aren't found?

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    Hmm.. Base installation of Suse Linux 8.2, installed over 300 truetype and type 1 fonts on my PC. That is more than Windows does by default.
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    Quote Originally Posted by W. Luke
    Not installed on Unix/Linux computers the fastest growing marketshare of the three platforms.
    Well this can be a bit of misleading factoid. It may be the fastest growing marketshare but is still probably not not a significant percentage of the actual user market.

    Regardless... Tahoma is a nice font face and a lot like Verdana or arial. I don't have it running on my Mac at work, or home and I am not sure if it is 'on' on my PC at home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hartmann
    I really like Tahoma as a font and I was wondering if anyone knew of any issues with it displaying in browsers incorrectly? Has it become a standard font on different platforms?

    Thanks,
    I guess this link bellow would be worth to look at:

    http://psychology.wichita.edu/surl/u...onlinetext.htm

    By the way, I love Tahoma too, but for all fonts I use, I provide alternative fonts, not only because of OS/Browsers support, rather because of my paranoia about users who delete fonts on their machines!

    I had a discussion about this very recently....

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    Verdana size 11px (only available on website using CSS) has always been my favorite. For example, here.


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