CSS Web Safe Font Combinations


Commonly Used Font Combinations

The font-family property should hold several font names as a "fallback" system, to ensure maximum compatibility between browsers/operating systems. If the browser does not support the first font, it tries the next font.

Start with the font you want, and end with a generic family, to let the browser pick a similar font in the generic family, if no other fonts are available:

Example

p {
    font-family: "Times New Roman", Times, serif;
}

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Below are some commonly used font combinations, organized by generic family.


Serif Fonts

font-family Example text
Georgia, serif

This is a heading

This is a paragraph

"Palatino Linotype", "Book Antiqua", Palatino, serif

This is a heading

This is a paragraph

"Times New Roman", Times, serif

This is a heading

This is a paragraph

Sans-Serif Fonts

font-family Example text
Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif

This is a heading

This is a paragraph

"Arial Black", Gadget, sans-serif

This is a heading

This is a paragraph

"Comic Sans MS", cursive, sans-serif

This is a heading

This is a paragraph

Impact, Charcoal, sans-serif

This is a heading

This is a paragraph

"Lucida Sans Unicode", "Lucida Grande", sans-serif

This is a heading

This is a paragraph

Tahoma, Geneva, sans-serif

This is a heading

This is a paragraph

"Trebuchet MS", Helvetica, sans-serif

This is a heading

This is a paragraph

Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif

This is a heading

This is a paragraph

Monospace Fonts

font-family Example text
"Courier New", Courier, monospace

This is a heading

This is a paragraph

"Lucida Console", Monaco, monospace

This is a heading

This is a paragraph




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