Font survey

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
  • Arial Black
  • Arial Narrow
  • Comic Sans MS
  • Courier New
  • Impact
  • Georgia
  • Trebuchet MS
  • Verdana

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.

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