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    I need some help with setting a font. I like using Verdana+Helvetica+Aria+Sans-Serif together. I think that's the order. Anyway, how do I install that font on my PC? I know how to install fonts, but only if it's set already. This is just a couple of fonts grouped together and I don't know how to do it.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks.
    fade

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    Arial is a PC standard font and Helvetica is a Mac standard. Other fonts will vary between users so be careful when picking your fonts. You can embed fonts into your Web pages, however, I wouldn't reccomend it. Check with Microsoft and Netscape Web sites on how to do this; it will vary between browsers.

    **Notice the spelling of the font names**
    Veranda, Helvetica, Arial, and Sans Serif
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    The font's correct name isn't Veranda...

    it is Verdana

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    Don't get too close, I bite! Nicky's Avatar
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    Isn't a veranda a sort of house patio thingy?

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    verdana is the right name.

    to answer Fade's question,which i don't quite get it, but anyway:

    for example, you can use tag <FONT face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> and the browser will select the first font which is found on the system from this family(Aril,Helvetica,sans-serif). So, if you use windows then it will take Arial, if you use Mac it will take Helvetice(or Arial if you have it installed). You can write any font you like in the face attribute of the FONT tag. If the users who visit your site have the fonts you want to use installed, then it shouldn't be any problems. If they don't then you can embed fonts in your page, but i haven't seen anyone yet who would do that. Probably it would take longer to load page.

    Mare


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