There is no Tahoma Italic :(

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Joined: 28 Aug 2009 - 8:28am
There is no Tahoma Italic :(
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Just something I now noticed. There is regular and bold, no italic or italic bold. I was working on a web page and I could of swore the italic I used was oblique and I was right, the browser has to fake it.

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Joined: 11 Apr 2002 - 6:37pm
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Perhaps use Verdana.

Cheers, Si

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Joined: 28 Aug 2009 - 8:28am
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Well I used Tahoma because its basically a condensed version of Verdana. Learned that from these forums and so it works really well, but I would of thought an italic version existed

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Tahoma was intended as a Windows/Office UI font. As I recall when it was is use there was no italic in the UI.

Cheers, Si

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Yup.
And despite what sii says, there has been a conspiracy to keep this a secret because it's supposed to be one of the "web safe" fonts.

Not so "safe" after all, eh, sii?

It's all in my forthcoming book: Unsafe At Any Weight.