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    SitePoint Zealot godfather999's Avatar
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    How to get Helvetica on your site?

    Is it possible to use Helvetica for text on your site?

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    Yes.
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    You can specify any font you like, but if the people reading your site don't have it installed on their computer, they won't see it in that font.

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    You must be working from a Windows machine. Helvetica is not provided on Windows computers, and isn't licensed by any Windows program I know of for use. You'll either have to buy it for your use or use a fake knockoff version. I've seen a few fake Helveticas for Windows and they don't work well at all.

    Using it in your font stacks is fine, as long as you provide a fallback:

    Code css:
    p {
       font-family: helvetica,arial,serif;
    }

    And definitely put Helvetica in front of Arial.


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