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CSS Font Fallbacks


Commonly Used Font Fallbacks

Below are some commonly used font fallbacks, organized by the 5 generic font families:

  • Serif
  • Sans-serif
  • Monospace
  • Cursive
  • Fantasy

Serif Fonts

font-family Example text Code
"Times New Roman", Times, serif

This is a Heading

This is a paragraph.

Try it
Georgia, serif

This is a Heading

This is a paragraph.

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Garamond, serif

This is a Heading

This is a paragraph.

Try it

Sans-Serif Fonts

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

This is a Heading

This is a paragraph.

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Tahoma, Verdana, sans-serif

This is a Heading

This is a paragraph.

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"Trebuchet MS", Helvetica, sans-serif

This is a Heading

This is a paragraph.

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Georgia, Verdana, sans-serif

This is a Heading

This is a paragraph.

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Monospace Fonts

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

This is a Heading

This is a paragraph.

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Cursive Fonts

font-family Example text Code
"Brush Script MT", cursive

This is a Heading

This is a paragraph.

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Fantasy Fonts

font-family Example text Code
Copperplate, Papyrus, fantasy

This is a Heading

This is a paragraph.

Try it

Tip: Also check out all available Google Fonts and how to use them.