What narrow/condensed fonts does Windows have?

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  1. poiihy macrumors 68020

    poiihy

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    What narrow/condensed fonts does Microsoft Windows 7 and 10 have, and what's their exact "font family" name that can be used in CSS?

    According to Wikipedia's List of typefaces included with Microsoft Windows, it has a font named "Abadi MT Condensed Light" which was included since Win98. This'll be good for me but I couldn't get it to work.
     
  2. 960design macrumors 68020

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    Helvetica, font-weight: 100, font-size:22px Is a common one I use.

    Is there something wrong with importing the font into your CSS?
    https://fonts.google.com/
     
  3. poiihy thread starter macrumors 68020

    poiihy

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    I'll do that if Windows doesn't have a condensed font for me
    I just need a narrow font, not thin
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    Also, about that, can I use @import in a linked stylesheet or does it have to be in the html head? I tried it already but it didn't seem to work… I'd rather @import next to the related code than add stuff to the head that isn't needed on most pages
     
  4. poiihy thread starter macrumors 68020

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    It seems that Windows has nothing so I went ahead and embedded Open Sans Condensed for Windows & other users. I had to link the stylesheet in the html head; @import next to the related CSS code didn't work.
    Mac users will see Avenir Next Condensed or Arial Narrow; MSW users & everyone else will see Open Sans Condensed.
    If anyone's interested, I'm using condensed fonts for the timestamps in a chat to make them narrower. It looks better now :)

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    I'm still wondering if Windows actually has this font "Abadi MT Condensed Light"; I couldn't find it in my virtual machines and it's not on Microsoft's list so is the Wikipedia page incorrect?
     
  5. Kcetech1 macrumors regular

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    must be wrong, I checked my windows 7 workstation with office 2013 installed and there is no hint of it in either the fonts master folder or in Word.
     

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