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As mentioned there is no such thing as a safe web font. But there is a way to load in missing fonts from your server through the use of @font-face. @font-face was first introduced in CSS2, includes fallback file types, and is widely supported. This wouldn't be a 100% solution but it would be more promising than depending on the machine's font selection. ...


Not only is Helvetica not safe, but it is also a copyrighted font, so you need a license to use it if you load it as webfont. As a matter of fact, there are no 100% safe web fonts, since it will depend on the fonts the user have on his/her device, and different operative systems have different font sets. Hence, you need to do something like this: ...


be accessible on any device Really no such thing as 'available on any device'. If you're not using embedded fonts, then you need to use a font-stack, so you have some back up options in case the first isn't available.


Helvetica is not part of any Windows default font-set, therefore Windows users are likely to see another secondary font. If that's not a concern for you, use Helvetica.


I agree with the comment above about creating a good typographic design and all your readers will benefit. My problem with removing italics is that in doing so you are also ignoring the standards set out for proper document creation. Italics are to be used when referencing titles of works, foreign words/technical terms/unfamiliar words (though you can also ...


Your question has an answer in another UX question, Your desktop application, if it is built on system controls (not with it's own graphic style entirely) should use system font to be compliant to OS guidelines (weither it is Windows, Mac OS or Unix derivative OS) It is important to know what it is built for. If it uses a system controls to primarily ...


It's always best practice to go with system fonts cos some environment/company's has restrictions on custom font download. OR Please go with what your design is demanding


You have got two options to tackle the problem at hand. Either stick with a font that works best for the interface, or start with the system font, and let the users select the font they most appreciate from a list of available fonts (from the preferences tab, which takes this into a whole other domain, I'll let you do your own research). This way, those who ...


Unless your app has a clear character or you have a brand font (Spotify for example), using the system font will make you fit in the system better. It's best to make layouts independent of font size, because those layouts will break for every change in text too.


Yes write fewer text. So, this seems very unhelpful at first since I don't even know your scenario, but believe me ... or don't. This is a screenshot of a random Wikipedia page. Can you tell me now what this page is about, alternative names for it and its primary market competitors? Probably not. And you're not even stressed out. So what to do? Write a ...

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