Web and Email Safe Fonts
Note: Default fonts are supplied by the operating system so for the widest support both the PC and Mac font names, as well as the generic font typeface (serif, sans-serif, monospace, and cursive) should be referenced in the CSS font-family definition.
Webfonts are fonts hosted online which can be imported into a page or email. Webfonts allow for a much wider selection of fonts. Without webfonts, pages should only use the default fonts available.
- No web-based email clients currently allow webfonts (Gmail, Yahoo, AOL, etc).
- Of the clients which support fonts, only two online services can be used:
Google Fonts: https://www.google.com/fonts
- For Mobile Devices, iOS Mail client for the iPhone/iPad and Android (default client, not Gmail) support webfonts.
- For Desktops, Apple Mail, Outlook 2000 and up, and Thunderbird clients support webfonts.