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Submitted by
Matt Hale
over 2 years ago

12/21 What are the different font-families that can be used?

I am doing the About You Course and I am on the section 2.8 Fonts And I am trying to use a different Font-Families other than the given font-family: Helvetica;. Can anyone help by giving me a list of other Font-Families?


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Hi Matt,

There are literally hundreds, and very probably thousands of font families. Don't try to remember them all ;). This Wikipedia link has a list of some (not all) font families: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_typefaces
I don't think there is anywhere that has a list of every single font family, though, because there are just soo many.

As you continue to learn programming stuff, you'll learn how to link up a web font so that users without a certain font on their computer (for instance, I don't have Helvetica) can see it. When you learn that, you'll need some places to get fonts from. This list of resources should probably help you: https://www.codehive.io/boards/e9WjY3U

Good luck in learning to code!

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Submitted by
Zeke Y
over 2 years ago

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Ed6334252966189c2982410280f421ab?s=140&d=retro Agent C over 2 years ago

Hey Zeke, I just wanted to say "Thank you for that!" [> U <]

5674c6dae39efec455000434_879409444 Zeke Y over 2 years ago

@Charles T: My pleasure!

Ed6334252966189c2982410280f421ab?s=140&d=retro Agent C over 2 years ago

I have a little Side Question, where can I learn to link up a web font so that users without a certain font on their computer can see it?

5674c6dae39efec455000434_879409444 Zeke Y over 2 years ago

With Google Fonts, find the font you'd like to use, then click the little right arrow icon. You'll be taken to a page where you get to choose which variations of the font you'd like (the more you select, the slower the page loads, so only get stuff you need). Once you've found the variations you'd like, scroll down, and you'll see some code you can copy to import & use the font. Hope this helps :)

Ed6334252966189c2982410280f421ab?s=140&d=retro Agent C over 2 years ago

Thanks!! You're really helpful!!!

5674c6dae39efec455000434_879409444 Zeke Y over 2 years ago

Haha, thanks :)

Ed6334252966189c2982410280f421ab?s=140&d=retro Agent C over 2 years ago

Do you go to K12?

5674c6dae39efec455000434_879409444 Zeke Y over 2 years ago

No, I haven't.

Ed6334252966189c2982410280f421ab?s=140&d=retro Agent C over 2 years ago

Okie doke.