Common Fonts

By | August 25, 2019

When creating an e-mail signature in Outlook or sharing a word or excel file, it is important to remember that fonts are not common across all platforms. If you use a font that does not exist on the recipient’s device, your signature or file appearance will change as the font you selected is replaced with a default font. This is mitigated on web-based platforms (e.g., a web site or blog) by using fonts that load to the user’s device in real-time from the cloud (1000 to choose from).

When it comes to preserving the appearance of a file the only solution is to save it as a PDF or choose a font that the recipient has on their device. Below is a list of fonts that are universally pre-installed on all devices.

Windows & Mac Windows, Mac & iOS
Arial, sans-serif Arial, sans-serif
Arial Black, sans-serif Arial Black, sans-serif
Comic Sans MS, cursive Courier New, monospace
Courier New, monospace Georgia, serif
Georgia, serif Palatino Linotype, serif
Impact, sans-serif Times New Roman, serif
Lucida Console, monospace Trebuchet MS, sans-serif
Lucida Sans Unicode, sans-serif Verdana, sans-serif
Palatino Linotype, serif
Tahoma, sans-serif
Times New Roman, serif
Trebuchet MS, sans-serif
Verdana, sans-serif
MS Sans Serif, sans-serif
MS Serif, serif