Last Updated: 10/8/2018.
When editing your Email or Invite Page Template to use in an Invite Campaign, you can select the default font for your content. While it seems like there are only a few options, they are specifically chosen to provide the email reader or page viewer with the best possible experience. Review this article to be aware of how web fonts display in different email clients, as not all fonts are fully supported everywhere.
Font Stacks Available in the Email Template Editor
Font stacks (using cascading style sheets or CSS) automatically tell any email program how to "fall back" to a safe font when that email client is not able to render them. The stacks work as a descendant list of choices: if the first one is not available, it moves to the next. This ensures that the layout won't break when the selected font is not supported.
Below is the list of available font stacks:
Bitter › Georgia › Times › Times New Roman › serif
Droid Serif › Georgia › Times › Times New Roman › serif
Lato › Tahoma › Verdana › Segoe › sans-serif
Open Sans › Helvetica Neue › Helvetica › Arial › sans-serif
Roboto › Tahoma › Verdana › Segoe › sans-serif
Source Sans Pro › Tahoma › Verdana › Segoe › sans-serif
Montserrat › Trebuchet MS › Lucida Grande › Lucida Sans Unicode › Lucida Sans › sans-serif
Ubuntu › Tahoma › Verdana › Segoe › sans-serif
There are two Japanese fonts in the stacks. Hiragino (ヒラギノ角ゴ Pro W3) is provided with Mac OS, while Meiryo (メイリオ) is distributed with Microsoft latest versions of Windows.
Both stacks are built to cover the most popular configurations:
ヒラギノ角ゴ Pro W3 › Hiragino Kaku Gothic Pro › Osaka › メイリオ › Meiryo › ＭＳ Ｐゴシック › MS PGothic › sans-serif
メイリオ › Meiryo › ＭＳ Ｐゴシック › MS PGothic › ヒラギノ角ゴ Pro W3 › Hiragino Kaku Gothic Pro › Osaka › sans-serif
Can't I just use Web Fonts in emails?
Unfortunately, not all email clients support web fonts. Known email clients such as Outlook (desktop and web), Gmail and Yahoo! Mail don't support web fonts and display the text with their default font. So, if you want to make sure you have the most control over your font, we recommend sticking with the Font Stacks provided in the Email Template editor.
Do fonts matter for Pages?
Definitely. It will always be safest to choose from the fonts available in the editor, as different browsers support different fonts. Especially if a Partner is using an old version of an outdated browser (like Internet Explorer, for example), parts of the Page may not appear as intended by the Page designer.