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    Good Font/Bad Font

    Our site uses Arial Narrow font for its navigation. I recently visited the site on a computer that doesn't have arial narrow and it substitutes arial in its place. So i added arial narrow, system; to my style sheet cause they are similar

    So i'm wondering if system is a font that all computer have or at least older ones would have?

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    Re: Good Font/Bad Font

    Originally posted by Wbmstr84
    Our site uses Arial Narrow font for its navigation. I recently visited the site on a computer that doesn't have arial narrow and it substitutes arial in its place. So i added arial narrow, system; to my style sheet cause they are similar

    So i'm wondering if system is a font that all computer have or at least older ones would have?
    On my machine, the 'system' font looks much bolder than Arial Narrow. Probably you should use something like Arial Narrow, sans-serif - which means that the alternative font will at least be one without serifs.

    cheers,

    Marj

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    i'm looking for a concise bold font though...

    what i'm really wondering is if the large majority of internet users have arial narrow and or system fonts on their computer?

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    A mac user out there might correct me, but isn't System a PC font?
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