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tunedinweb
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Hi, Hope you can help me. Take a look at a site I'm designing.
I'm using IE6 on a PC and the font are coded in Verdana.

This is the body tag in my style sheet:

P, TD, DL, BODY, BLOCKQUOTE, PRE, OL, UL, HR, BR  {
        scrollbar-base-color: #FFF6E2;
        font-family : Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
        font-size : 10pt;
        font-weight : normal;
        color : #666666;
}

When my client views the site on his MAC using IE5 he sees a serif font, not Verdana. To me on a PC and IE6 the Verdana text displays as expected. (Also when I use firefox the fonts display as serif.)

I verified that he has Verdana installed on his MAC. And he showed me MS Word documents written in it and they display correctly. Any ideas what could be causing this???? My client keeps telling me to fix the page and I keep saying it's his problem.

rck
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Re: Why does Verdana not display on Mac IE5?

tunedinweb wrote:
Hi, Hope you can help me. Take a look at a site I'm designing.
I'm using IE6 on a PC and the font are coded in Verdana.

Nice site! Try putting this on top of your css:

* {
        font-family         : Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
}

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Why does Verdana not display on Mac IE5?

Thanks. I'll have to ask my client tomorrow if that helped for his Mac. Firefox on my PC still displays a serif font and doesn't want to display Verdana either. Any hints about why that is so?