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I use "Comic Sans MS" font on my web page. The web page looks OK if I open it under Windows and MAC. But it does not work under Linux. How can I solve this problem? May be I can put the font on my web server? Is this font available for free? Can it slow down my page? Or may be I can replace "Comic Sans MS" by another font which is similar and is available on the 3 operation systems?

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    This isn't really SF releated. Also bancomicsans.com
    – Zoredache
    May 13, 2010 at 17:25
  • Should really go on doctype.com. Not really any place for this one on the trilogy sites.
    – squillman
    May 13, 2010 at 17:31
  • Probably better on Superuser.com (it is a question that essentially boils down to installing fonts...)
    – voretaq7
    May 13, 2010 at 17:33
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    I haven't seen it, but I can guarantee that your web page does not look OK to anyone anywhere. May 13, 2010 at 18:57
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    It might look ok to me, I delete Comic Sans from all my windows machines :P
    – Blorgbeard
    May 13, 2010 at 19:19

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  1. Comic Sans is the world's most hated font (See http://bancomicsans.com/ )
  2. If you still want to use Comic Sans you need to install the Comic Sans font. you don't say what Linux you're running, but these instructions are reasonably universal: http://www.wikihow.com/Install-True-Type-Fonts-on-Ubuntu
    • Note that this only helps you: Other Linux users may not have Comic Sans installed
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  • There's a font I hate much much more than that, it's similar to the toys'r'us logo.
    – o0'.
    May 13, 2010 at 17:46
  • Comic Sans is the most common readable font for people with dyslexia! So If you want that all people can read it use Comic Sans or OpenDyslexic . Jun 24, 2021 at 16:27
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Linux Font Equivalents to Popular Web Typefaces - Monday By Noon has some relevant advice, both for displaying locally (install the msttcorefonts package) and for your visitors (use some other font that looks remotely similar, such as TSCu_Comic).

If you truly hate your readers, you could also provide Comic Sans as a web font, although in some jurisdictions that might be a copyright violation.

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    Comic Sans is the most common readable font for people with dyslexia! So If you want that all people can read it use Comic Sans or OpenDyslexic . Jun 24, 2021 at 16:27

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