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    I was wondering how much size (bytes not 1,2,3...) making a site with specific fonts (ie arial) is opposed to default font? My site is about 50943 bytes and I was wondering if this is too many...

    Please tell me what you think... thanks

    -Steve Klebanow www.sparkgames.com/test.html

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    Changing the size of your fonts using either CSS or FONT tags does not increase the size beyond the actual text in the HTML file. That is to say that a font of size 1 takes up exactly as much space and memory as a font of size 2,3 or 4.

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    Thanks Wayne... but does the same thing apply for the font style? (ie default vs. arial...)

    -Steve Klebanow www.Sparkgames.com/test.html

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    It won't effect your page size or the loading time of the page. Each operating system loads font's differently so the effect on the client side varies but it should be negligible.

    In Windows when you boot the system it loads up a index of the fonts installed on your system. Windows knows to make these fonts available to the different applications. Then when an application needs to use that font it loads it into memory and makes it available. Windows 9X currently can support approx. 1000 fonts loaded into memory at a time but that is because of the limitations of the registry. I am not sure about Mac or Linux though.

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    Thanks for that quick and great response!

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    Your welcome. Those response are why people let me hang out around here. If I didn't answer quickly they would probably kick me to the curb.

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