So my typography post ended up being 1,900 words after editing. 🙂

I've really enjoyed learning about typography, hopefully others will get use from this too.

@kev What's your thought on system fonts?

I tried using them recently and they appear to be a bit unpredictable when it comes to the representation in a browser. Do you have any hints there?

System fonts like in:

Is it useful to have them on your blog or do they make it too hard to figure the entire typography out?


@sheogorath they’re ok as a last resort, but I’d personally prefer to use fonts loaded from the server to get things how I want it to look.

If I were to use system fonts on my site, I’d end up with Times New Roman as my body and god knows what as my headings (sans fonts vary widely between systems).

Also, from the research I’ve done, system fonts are fairly low quality by all accounts.

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