godfather999 — 2011-10-08T09:27:39-04:00 — #1
Is it possible to use Helvetica for text on your site?
c_ankerstjerne — 2011-10-08T10:00:44-04:00 — #2
stevie_d — 2011-10-08T10:07:45-04:00 — #3
You can specify any font you like, but if the people reading your site don't have it installed on their computer, they won't see it in that font.
black_max — 2011-10-08T12:15:21-04:00 — #4
You must be working from a Windows machine. Helvetica is not provided on Windows computers, and isn't licensed by any Windows program I know of for use. You'll either have to buy it for your use or use a fake knockoff version. I've seen a few fake Helveticas for Windows and they don't work well at all.
Using it in your font stacks is fine, as long as you provide a fallback:
And definitely put Helvetica in front of Arial.