On Sun, 2006-09-24 at 00:31 +0200, Michael Schaap wrote: > > I beg you, please don't hardcode Courier New!
Hear, hear! > Not only is it the worst possible monospaced screen font, it is also > Microsoft specific (in spite of it finding its way onto Tony's Linux > box). (Even Microsoft has seen the light, and changed the default > monospaced font to Consolas in Windows Vista.) > > The proper thing to do is to only list "font-family: monospace". > That will use the default monospaced font on any platform, which is > Courier New by default in any case on current Windows browsers. Only > people who have consciously chosen to change their monospaced font > (and people on non-Windows platforms) will not see Courier New. It's not just the proper way, it's the first thing discussed in the specification: http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/fonts.html#font-specification -- Steve Hall [ digitect dancingpaper com ]