Blackletter typeface in Windows?
February 7, 2004 3:06 PM   Subscribe

Is there a blackletter typeface in default Windows installations? – or at least a fairly common one? I've got an idea for a website with blackletter drop caps and the occasional heading. I'd rather not resort to images since it's otherwise all C.S.S.
posted by Utilitaritron to Computers & Internet (3 answers total)
I think you're going to be out of luck in covering at least 90% of viewers, and will have to bow to graphics. However, you don't need to panic too much, CSS can still do the hard work for you.
posted by wackybrit at 5:05 PM on February 7, 2004

Response by poster: Hey, that looks decent. Thanks for the answer.
posted by Utilitaritron at 10:27 AM on February 8, 2004

You can do font detection using a combination of Java and Javascript.
posted by trondant at 8:55 PM on February 8, 2004

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