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    Using the new font, Meiryo

    I recently stumbled upon a Japanese site, which featured a few words in English with awesome typography. A quick look at the CSS showed it was "Meiryo" - a new Japanese font developed by Microsoft for Windows Vista. I'll include a quick sample below, but of course it won't be visible if you aren't using Windows Vista:
    The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.
    For those you who can't see it, here's a screen shot of what it looks like, side-by-side with Verdana. I love it, and I'd love to start using it in my own web designs...if not for other Vista users, but for myself! What are the implications of declaring this as the default font family on an English web page, as long as more popular fallbacks (such as Verdana, sans-serif) are used? Is there something that I have overlooked?

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    As long as you check your page in the other fonts to make sure it doesn't look bad or break in any way, then there's no real implications in using it.

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    I must say its quite a nice lookin' font, but I'd never use it for a website.
    People don't read ads. They read what interests them,
    and sometimes that happens to be an ad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gamermk View Post
    I must say its quite a nice lookin' font, but I'd never use it for a website.
    Why not?

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    Cha, Cha, Cha!!! Gamermk's Avatar
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    Because I prefer the typography of my sites to be the same on all browsers.
    People don't read ads. They read what interests them,
    and sometimes that happens to be an ad.
    TrulyBored.com | TankingTips.com


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