Internet Explorer version 6 on Windows provides access to the system font list by means of a so called dialog helper object. No troublesome ActiveX technology is involved. When the page has loaded, a Jscript function hunts down this object, and fills a
<select> list with the names it has found.
To actually see them in action, fonts need text. Enter some words (or HTML) in the input area, and select a few fonts from the list. Small boxes will appear next to the list with your text written out in the chosen fonts, along with links to change the order in which they are displayed or to remove them entirely.
Use the controls provided to further compare the glyphs, words and phrases of your choice in a variety of appearances. Special characters can be easily copied from a convenient inline extended character set with the ‘Symbol’ button. Click ‘Store’ to copy and save the existing examples in a separate window.
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