J D J D - 4 months ago 32
CSS Question

Is Garamond really a web safe font?

Is Garamond really web safe?
Should I go ahead and use it?
I know its not there in XP(Georgia is the fallback), however, what about other operating systems? Is it present in macs, new windows and linux?

I know I could simple do a @font-face, however, the if I embed it, it looks pretty hideous in Google Chrome.

EDIT

Okay, what if I do

@import url(http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=EB+Garamond);
html{font-family: Garamond, EB Garamond, Georgia, serif;}


Will, this way the web browser will first check if Garamond is installed or not, and if not, load will load the web font EB Garamond, or this wont happen?

Answer

I don't believe it is a safe font to use on all computers. You can use the font and use another as a backup by using font family. Such as this:

font-family:Garamond, Georgia, serif;

See here for more reading on web safe fonts -> http://www.ampsoft.net/webdesign-l/WindowsMacFonts.html