Macintosh Fonts

=== by Bob Sutherland ===

Introduction

I created this page to assist me in selecting fonts when creating websites. This page contains fonts I found on Macintosh computers. I am aware that some of these fonts were originally Windows fonts.

For each of the sections on this page I have created and displayed an ***Error font*** that should look quite different from the other fonts in that section. If any of the other fonts in a section look like the ***Error font*** then that means the desired font is not available on your computer.


Monospaced Serif Fonts

Courier
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1234567890
ZYXWVUTSRQPONMLKJIHGFEDCBA zyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba 0987654321
`[email protected]#$%^&*_+-=:";'<>?,.(){}[]/|\

Courier New
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1234567890
ZYXWVUTSRQPONMLKJIHGFEDCBA zyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba 0987654321
`[email protected]#$%^&*_+-=:";'<>?,.(){}[]/|\

*** Error font (default: sans-serif) ***
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1234567890
ZYXWVUTSRQPONMLKJIHGFEDCBA zyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba 0987654321
`[email protected]#$%^&*_+-=:";'<>?,.(){}[]/|\


Monospaced Sans-serif Fonts

Monaco
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1234567890
ZYXWVUTSRQPONMLKJIHGFEDCBA zyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba 0987654321
`[email protected]#$%^&*_+-=:";'<>?,.(){}[]/|\

Andale Mono
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1234567890
ZYXWVUTSRQPONMLKJIHGFEDCBA zyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba 0987654321
`[email protected]#$%^&*_+-=:";'<>?,.(){}[]/|\

Menlo
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1234567890
ZYXWVUTSRQPONMLKJIHGFEDCBA zyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba 0987654321
`[email protected]#$%^&*_+-=:";'<>?,.(){}[]/|\

*** Error font (default: serif) ***
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1234567890
ZYXWVUTSRQPONMLKJIHGFEDCBA zyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba 0987654321
`[email protected]#$%^&*_+-=:";'<>?,.(){}[]/|\


Proportional Serif Fonts

American Typewriter
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1234567890
ZYXWVUTSRQPONMLKJIHGFEDCBA zyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba 0987654321
`[email protected]#$%^&*_+-=:";'<>?,.(){}[]/|\

Didot
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1234567890
ZYXWVUTSRQPONMLKJIHGFEDCBA zyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba 0987654321
`[email protected]#$%^&*_+-=:";'<>?,.(){}[]/|\

NanumMyeongjo
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1234567890
ZYXWVUTSRQPONMLKJIHGFEDCBA zyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba 0987654321
`[email protected]#$%^&*_+-=:";'<>?,.(){}[]/|\

*** Error font (default: cursive) ***
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1234567890
ZYXWVUTSRQPONMLKJIHGFEDCBA zyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba 0987654321
`[email protected]#$%^&*_+-=:";'<>?,.(){}[]/|\

Palatino
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1234567890
ZYXWVUTSRQPONMLKJIHGFEDCBA zyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba 0987654321
`[email protected]#$%^&*_+-=:";'<>?,.(){}[]/|\

Georgia
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1234567890
ZYXWVUTSRQPONMLKJIHGFEDCBA zyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba 0987654321
`[email protected]#$%^&*_+-=:";'<>?,.(){}[]/|\

Cochin
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1234567890
ZYXWVUTSRQPONMLKJIHGFEDCBA zyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba 0987654321
`[email protected]#$%^&*_+-=:";'<>?,.(){}[]/|\

*** Error font (default: cursive) ***
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1234567890
ZYXWVUTSRQPONMLKJIHGFEDCBA zyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba 0987654321
`[email protected]#$%^&*_+-=:";'<>?,.(){}[]/|\

Baskerville
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1234567890
ZYXWVUTSRQPONMLKJIHGFEDCBA zyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba 0987654321
`[email protected]#$%^&*_+-=:";'<>?,.(){}[]/|\

Times
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1234567890
ZYXWVUTSRQPONMLKJIHGFEDCBA zyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba 0987654321
`[email protected]#$%^&*_+-=:";'<>?,.(){}[]/|\

Times New Roman
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1234567890
ZYXWVUTSRQPONMLKJIHGFEDCBA zyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba 0987654321
`[email protected]#$%^&*_+-=:";'<>?,.(){}[]/|\


Proportional Sans-serif Fonts

Arial Black
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1234567890
ZYXWVUTSRQPONMLKJIHGFEDCBA zyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba 0987654321
`[email protected]#$%^&*_+-=:";'<>?,.(){}[]/|\

Verdana
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1234567890
ZYXWVUTSRQPONMLKJIHGFEDCBA zyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba 0987654321
`[email protected]#$%^&*_+-=:";'<>?,.(){}[]/|\

AppleGothic
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1234567890
ZYXWVUTSRQPONMLKJIHGFEDCBA zyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba 0987654321
`[email protected]#$%^&*_+-=:";'<>?,.(){}[]/|\

Geneva
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1234567890
ZYXWVUTSRQPONMLKJIHGFEDCBA zyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba 0987654321
`[email protected]#$%^&*_+-=:";'<>?,.(){}[]/|\

*** Error font (default: cursive) ***
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1234567890
ZYXWVUTSRQPONMLKJIHGFEDCBA zyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba 0987654321
`[email protected]#$%^&*_+-=:";'<>?,.(){}[]/|\

Thonburi
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1234567890
ZYXWVUTSRQPONMLKJIHGFEDCBA zyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba 0987654321
`[email protected]#$%^&*_+-=:";'<>?,.(){}[]/|\

Lucida Grande
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1234567890
ZYXWVUTSRQPONMLKJIHGFEDCBA zyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba 0987654321
`[email protected]#$%^&*_+-=:";'<>?,.(){}[]/|\

Futura
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1234567890
ZYXWVUTSRQPONMLKJIHGFEDCBA zyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba 0987654321
`[email protected]#$%^&*_+-=:";'<>?,.(){}[]/|\

NanumGothic
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1234567890
ZYXWVUTSRQPONMLKJIHGFEDCBA zyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba 0987654321
`[email protected]#$%^&*_+-=:";'<>?,.(){}[]/|\

*** Error font (default: cursive) ***
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1234567890
ZYXWVUTSRQPONMLKJIHGFEDCBA zyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba 0987654321
`[email protected]#$%^&*_+-=:";'<>?,.(){}[]/|\

Arial
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1234567890
ZYXWVUTSRQPONMLKJIHGFEDCBA zyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba 0987654321
`[email protected]#$%^&*_+-=:";'<>?,.(){}[]/|\

Helvetica
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1234567890
ZYXWVUTSRQPONMLKJIHGFEDCBA zyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba 0987654321
`[email protected]#$%^&*_+-=:";'<>?,.(){}[]/|\

Microsoft Sans Serif
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1234567890
ZYXWVUTSRQPONMLKJIHGFEDCBA zyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba 0987654321
`[email protected]#$%^&*_+-=:";'<>?,.(){}[]/|\

Helvetica Neue
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1234567890
ZYXWVUTSRQPONMLKJIHGFEDCBA zyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba 0987654321
`[email protected]#$%^&*_+-=:";'<>?,.(){}[]/|\

*** Error font (default: cursive) ***
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1234567890
ZYXWVUTSRQPONMLKJIHGFEDCBA zyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba 0987654321
`[email protected]#$%^&*_+-=:";'<>?,.(){}[]/|\

Optima
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1234567890
ZYXWVUTSRQPONMLKJIHGFEDCBA zyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba 0987654321
`[email protected]#$%^&*_+-=:";'<>?,.(){}[]/|\

Tahoma
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1234567890
ZYXWVUTSRQPONMLKJIHGFEDCBA zyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba 0987654321
`[email protected]#$%^&*_+-=:";'<>?,.(){}[]/|\

Trebuchet MS
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1234567890
ZYXWVUTSRQPONMLKJIHGFEDCBA zyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba 0987654321
`[email protected]#$%^&*_+-=:";'<>?,.(){}[]/|\

Gill Sans
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1234567890
ZYXWVUTSRQPONMLKJIHGFEDCBA zyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba 0987654321
`[email protected]#$%^&*_+-=:";'<>?,.(){}[]/|\


Cursive Fonts

Zapfino
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1234567890
ZYXWVUTSRQPONMLKJIHGFEDCBA zyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba 0987654321
`[email protected]#$%^&*_+-=:";'<>?,.(){}[]/|\

Apple Chancery
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1234567890
ZYXWVUTSRQPONMLKJIHGFEDCBA zyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba 0987654321
`[email protected]#$%^&*_+-=:";'<>?,.(){}[]/|\

*** Error font (default: serif) ***
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1234567890
ZYXWVUTSRQPONMLKJIHGFEDCBA zyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba 0987654321
`[email protected]#$%^&*_+-=:";'<>?,.(){}[]/|\


Fantasy Fonts

Copperplate
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1234567890
ZYXWVUTSRQPONMLKJIHGFEDCBA zyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba 0987654321
`[email protected]#$%^&*_+-=:";'<>?,.(){}[]/|\

Herculanum
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1234567890
ZYXWVUTSRQPONMLKJIHGFEDCBA zyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba 0987654321
`[email protected]#$%^&*_+-=:";'<>?,.(){}[]/|\

Comic Sans MS
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1234567890
ZYXWVUTSRQPONMLKJIHGFEDCBA zyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba 0987654321
`[email protected]#$%^&*_+-=:";'<>?,.(){}[]/|\

*** Error font (default: serif) ***
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1234567890
ZYXWVUTSRQPONMLKJIHGFEDCBA zyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba 0987654321
`[email protected]#$%^&*_+-=:";'<>?,.(){}[]/|\

Papyrus
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1234567890
ZYXWVUTSRQPONMLKJIHGFEDCBA zyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba 0987654321
`[email protected]#$%^&*_+-=:";'<>?,.(){}[]/|\

Chalkboard
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1234567890
ZYXWVUTSRQPONMLKJIHGFEDCBA zyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba 0987654321
`[email protected]#$%^&*_+-=:";'<>?,.(){}[]/|\

Impact
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1234567890
ZYXWVUTSRQPONMLKJIHGFEDCBA zyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba 0987654321
`[email protected]#$%^&*_+-=:";'<>?,.(){}[]/|\


Your Web Browser's Default Font Families

monospace
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1234567890
ZYXWVUTSRQPONMLKJIHGFEDCBA zyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba 0987654321
`[email protected]#$%^&*_+-=:";'<>?,.(){}[]/|\

serif
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1234567890
ZYXWVUTSRQPONMLKJIHGFEDCBA zyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba 0987654321
`[email protected]#$%^&*_+-=:";'<>?,.(){}[]/|\

sans-serif
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1234567890
ZYXWVUTSRQPONMLKJIHGFEDCBA zyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba 0987654321
`[email protected]#$%^&*_+-=:";'<>?,.(){}[]/|\

cursive
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1234567890
ZYXWVUTSRQPONMLKJIHGFEDCBA zyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba 0987654321
`[email protected]#$%^&*_+-=:";'<>?,.(){}[]/|\

fantasy
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1234567890
ZYXWVUTSRQPONMLKJIHGFEDCBA zyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba 0987654321
`[email protected]#$%^&*_+-=:";'<>?,.(){}[]/|\


My Research Notes

  1. For historical reasons many modern web browsers display their monospace font in size 12 while all of the other fonts are displayed in size 16 by default.
  2. There is a long list of Macintosh fonts that I have not included on this list. Most of them are fonts that I have never used. There were a few fonts that I tried to include on this web page but I was not able to get them to display correctly (e.g. Symbol, Webdings, ZapfDingbats).