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Most common Windows, Mac and linux/Unix fonts: image previews

November 8, 2009

Web developers need to know what fonts are common on various operating systems when developing their content. We list all fonts used with greater than 90% frequency by Windows, Mac, and/or linux/Unix, and we show you what they look like.

In a related article, we ranked these same fonts by the frequencies that they are used in each of these operating systems.

All are at 12-point size.

Common Windows fonts

preview of Arial font at 12 pt size

preview of Arial Black font at 12 pt size

preview of Comic Sans MS font at 12 pt size

preview of Courier New font at 12 pt size

preview of Franklin Gothic Medium font at 12 pt size

preview of Georgia font at 12 pt size

preview of Impact font at 12 pt size

preview of Lucida Console font at 12 pt size

preview of Lucida Sans Unicode font at 12 pt size

preview of Microsoft Sans Serif font at 12 pt size

preview of Palatino Linotype font at 12 pt size

preview of Sylfaen font at 12 pt size

preview of Tahoma font at 12 pt size

preview of Times New Roman font at 12 pt size

preview of Trebuchet MS font at 12 pt size

preview of Verdana font at 12 pt size

Common Mac fonts

preview of Arial font at 12 pt size

preview of Arial Black font at 12 pt size

preview of Comic Sans MS font at 12 pt size

preview of Courier font at 12 pt size

preview of Courier New font at 12 pt size

preview of Geneva font at 12 pt size

preview of Georgia font at 12 pt size

preview of Gill Sans font at 12 pt size

preview of Helvetica font at 12 pt size

preview of Helvetica Neue font at 12 pt size

preview of Impact font at 12 pt size

preview of Lucida Grande font at 12 pt size

preview of Monaco font at 12 pt size

preview of Times font at 12 pt size

preview of Trebuchet MS font at 12 pt size

preview of Verdana font at 12 pt size

Common linux and Unix fonts

preview of Bitstream Charter font at 12 pt size

preview of Century Schoolbook L font at 12 pt size

preview of Courier font at 12 pt size

preview of DejaVu Sans Mono font at 12 pt size

preview of Nimbus Mono L font at 12 pt size

preview of Nimbus Sans L font at 12 pt size

preview of URW Bookman L font at 12 pt size

preview of URW Gothic L font at 12 pt size

preview of URW Palladio L font at 12 pt size

Next, we combine these most common fonts into font stacks for the World Wide Web - Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) groupings of fonts that are similar in size, weight, and style.


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