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Using Font Styles

A font is the way your text looks. There are many different fonts. How many? I don't really know. There seem to be new ones popping up all the time.

Every program has a default font. That is the font that you see, unless you change it in some way. The Net is the same way. Unless you specify a font, your page will look just like everyone elses.

The basic code to add a font style to your text looks like this:

<font face="font name">Text here.</font>

One thing you have to remember when using a different font, on your Web page, is that the person viewing your page may not be able to access the font you want to use. Their computer may not have it and then they can't see it. To them your text will look like the default Web font.

Something you may want to consider doing is naming more than one font, just in case the person viewing your page can't see the font you chose. This is done by laying out your code like this:

<font face="ms sans serif, geneva, arial">Text here.</font>

Here is a listing of a few fonts:

Andale Mono
Arabic Transparent
Arial
Ariblk
Baskerville
Book Antiqua
Botanical
Centaur
Century Gothic
Courier
Courier New
David
Futura T Bold
Garamond
Geneva
Georgia
Helvetica
Impact
Jester Regular
Jokerman
Letter Gothic
Lucida Console
Math A
Math B
Math C
Miriam
MS Sans Serif
NewZurica
Nimrod
Onyx
Pegasus
Rockwell
Stop
Symbol
Tahoma
Teletype
Times New Roman
Tristan
Veranda
Webdings
Wingdings

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