I’ve been looking for about an hour for a list with fonts that both Mac & Windows have installed by default. Found quite a few, but none is accurate.
I’ve checked theses sites:
and there are more of those lists, but none is actually giving a list where I can see that font “X” is installed on both Mac & Windows.
Anyone came across such list yet?
Using the font-families from http://www.fonttester.com/help/list_of_web_safe_fonts.html is safe.
Sometimes fonts are slightly different, but using a family solves this issue if you are looking to make web pages.
You can also embed your fonts (safest, as then you can assure that exactly same font is used). You can also try google web fonts.
I can’t embed fonts in our application, to give some more details, it’s for a wysiwyg editor.
My client asks if I can add some more fonts, sure no problem, it’s just a list that I need to define, but to avoid loading multiple font files I need the fonts that are installed on both systems.
Well, I have seen some WYSIWYG web-based admin screen allowing the use of google web fonts. Not sure how exactly it is achieved but should not be too difficult if your application is web based. I have seen admin screens of Joomla, tumblr and other similar platforms make use of it.