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Choosing a Typeface

With the 3 and 4 versions of both Navigator and Internet Explorer, Netscape and Microsoft have added another extremely powerful form of font control: the <font face> attribute. This allows you to specify the actual typeface that should be used to display text—and has been the source of much rejoicing among Webmasters who are awfully sick of Times and Courier!

The page in Figures 6.3 and 6.4 uses these font controls to present a quick but colorful history lesson. Notice how <font> tags can be nested inside one another, changing some aspects of the font's appearance while leaving others the same; for example, even when <font> tags change the size and color of the letters in A HISTORY OF EVERYTHING, the typeface specified in the first <font> tag still applies. Likewise, the <font> tags that make small capital letters do not change the color, so the entire line ends up maroon.


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