Very interesting information for anyone involved in webdesign: a survey listing the top 40 installed fonts per platform.
So here’s a list of typefaces that can be safely used in a web project (lowest common denominator):
- Arial Black
- Arial Narrow
- Comic Sans MS
- Courier New
- Trebuchet MS
So,that’s basically any font that has an occurence of over 80% on the major platforms.
The results of the survey are, in my opinion a bit “Mac”-tainted, but, nevertheless, useable to destill this guideline. Provided of course the whole survey is based on solid statistical methods. The faq provides some background details.