I'm redesigning my website and I'm in the process of testing out the build in different browsers. Everything looked fine on IE6, IE5.5, FF, and Opera on the PC, but when I had it tested in Safari on the Mac, I noticed that the machine didn't have Georgia at all and the text was rendered in Times instead. This got me thinking, how common is Georgia on the Mac? I did some research and found out that it seems to be bundled with the newest versions of OSX and IE on Mac.
My question is this: What font should I substitute Georgia with for those users that don't have it? I'm thinking of some a seriffed face with a large x-height and a big appearance like Georgia does. This would have to be a standard Mac font that has been bundled with OS's for the last 5-10 years. A Scotch roman would be perfect. But anything with a large x-height that comes bundled with the Mac will work. Times looks so small compared with Georgia.
This is how it would be styled:
font-family: georgia, mac-font, serif;