Standard Web Fonts

Update

Please see Standard Web Fonts Revisited.

When choosing fonts for web pages I usually end up limiting myself to four or five (Verdana, Arial, Tahoma, Trebuchet MS). Why, you ask? To make sure that the majority of visitors to the web site are capable of viewing the site as intended.

Lately, however, I’ve found myself growing tired of the same old fonts. I need to spice things up (for myself as well as the visitors).

So, my question to you is… What are the standard fonts that are available to Windows, Unix/Linux and Mac users? What can I do to spice things up? What web-compatible fonts are you fond of at the moment?

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  1. Hey, I am in the same exact situation… but I don’t know the answer. I use regular Microsoft IE and just the other day I saw a news service using “Arial Narrow” for the headers… which makes a nice change. I have many typos in my PC so I had no pb but I wonder how other users without this typo would have seen it. Regular Arial?, don’t think so, then it’d be a problem fitting the text and keeping it “visually” right.

    Anyway, if anyone has any solution to the initial question above I surely would like to know too…

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