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One solution is to specify the font you'd like to use, as well as a couple of back-up choices. If your viewer's computer has your first-choice font, then that's what she'll see. But when the first font isn't installed, the browser looks down the list until it finds a font that is. The idea is to specify a list of similar-looking fonts that are common to a variety of operating systems, like so:

font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;

In this example, a web brow...


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Specify fonts