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Italicized fallback

  • # November 26, 2012 at 10:26 am

    > On my standard install W7 machine…I only have Georgia and not GI is not listed as a ‘separate’ font.

    How odd, my W7 machine has Georgia Italic already. I checked to make sure and it was added in 2009, that pre-dates this machine by three years.

    If it is part of the font ‘stack’ installed on your machine, it should work, as that is how mine is displayed too.

    OK I thought I had found the solution, but apparently not. Back to the drawing board. =[

    # November 26, 2012 at 10:27 am


    Go to Computer > C: > Windows > Fonts > Georgia > You will see the list that includes Italic


    # November 26, 2012 at 10:30 am

    So it does….the things you learn everyday.


    # November 26, 2012 at 10:33 am

    > So it does….the things you learn everyday.

    So have I solved this? Because my W7 and W8 machines have Georgia Italic as ‘Georgia Italic’ and my MacBook has it under ‘GeorgiaItalic’.

    A quick look, XP has it pre-installed too as Georgia Italic.

    # November 26, 2012 at 10:34 am

    @alexmccabe No. You need to use the following CSS for it to work

    body {
    font-family: “GeorgiaItalic”, “Georgia Italic”;

    # November 26, 2012 at 10:40 am

    @chrisburton I tried that on my machine and it doesn’t work without declaring it as font-face. [This pen]( “this pen”) works though

    # November 26, 2012 at 10:40 am

    @alexmccabe Not for me it doesn’t. However, if you set the font-style to normal, it does. You could probably just remove it altogether

    # November 26, 2012 at 10:42 am

    @chrisburton, what OS are you using?

    I guess you could combine both. So the font stack could look like this;

    font-family: pigeon, ‘MyGeorgiaItalic’, ‘Georgia Italic’, GeorgiaItalic, Georgia, serif;

    # November 26, 2012 at 10:43 am


    # November 26, 2012 at 10:59 am

    @christburton [Does it work now?]( “does it work”)

    # November 26, 2012 at 11:14 am

    @alexmccabe It works.

    # November 26, 2012 at 11:56 am

    It has worked for me as well. Thank you so much to everyone who helped solve this!

    # November 26, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    OK, so I got home and had a chance to test this further on my MacBook. It only works in Firefox. The other browsers just display the non-italicised version. Damn, I thought we had it. Anyway if that is not a huge issue for you, then you are welcome. Haha.

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