The most common fonts

The table below is a periodically updated listing of font survey results for all platforms, the cumulative total of all valid font survey submissions since January 2004.

These figures are calculated per platform and do not show how common the fonts are on other systems. Think of it this way: More Mac systems have the Monaco font than Windows systems have Trebuchet MS.

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Most common fonts on all systems to 13 December 2008
Platform and font name Installed (%) Sample Image
Windows Microsoft Sans Serif 99.59%  99.59%  Sample Image
Windows Arial Black 97.82%  97.82%  Sample Image
Windows Palatino Linotype 97.60%  97.60%  Sample Image
Windows Franklin Gothic Medium 97.57%  97.57%  Sample Image
Windows Verdana 97.50%  97.50%  Sample Image
Windows Arial 97.09%  97.09%  Sample Image
Windows Courier New 96.91%  96.91%  Sample Image
Mac Monaco 96.82%  96.82%  Sample Image
Windows Comic Sans MS 96.81%  96.81%  Sample Image
Windows Lucida Console 96.78%  96.78%  Sample Image
Windows Tahoma 96.74%  96.74%  Sample Image
Mac Arial 96.53%  96.53%  Sample Image
Windows Impact 96.46%  96.46% Sample Image
Mac Courier 96.39%  96.39% Sample Image
Mac Helvetica 96.39%  96.39% Sample Image
Windows Trebuchet MS 95.94%  95.94% Sample Image
Mac Arial Black 95.81%  95.81% Sample Image
Windows Sylfaen 95.13%  95.13% Sample  
Windows Lucida Sans Unicode 94.31%  94.31% Sample Image
Mac Verdana 94.22%  94.22% Sample Image
Mac Georgia 93.64%  93.64% Sample Image
Mac Helvetica Neue 92.90%  92.90% Sample Image
Windows Georgia 92.89%  92.89% Sample Image
Mac Trebuchet MS 92.49%  92.49% Sample Image
Unix DejaVu Sans Mono 92.31%  92.31% Sample  
Mac Geneva 92.20%  92.20% Sample Image
Mac Courier New 91.91%  91.91% Sample Image
Mac Comic Sans MS 91.33%  91.33% Sample Image
Unix Bitstream Charter 90.77%  90.77% Sample  
Mac Gill Sans 90.71%  90.71% Sample Image
Mac Arial Narrow 90.61%  90.61% Sample Image
Mac Times New Roman 90.46%  90.46% Sample Image
Mac Apple Chancery 90.03%  90.03% Sample Image
Mac Skia 89.88%  89.88% Sample Image
Unix URW Chancery L 89.87%  89.87% Sample Image
Mac Lucida Grande 89.74%  89.74% Sample Image
Mac Futura 89.45%  89.45% Sample Image
Unix Nimbus Mono L 89.35%  89.35% Sample Image
Unix Century Schoolbook L 89.09%  89.09% Sample Image
Mac Hoefler Text 88.44%  88.44% Sample Image

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