Recently, I wrote a brief article in Macworld that covers the issues surrounding the use of fonts across platforms, including Mac OS 9, Mac OS X and Windows.
It includes the short list of fonts you can count on having on all platforms, why documents created in Mac OS 9 may have “missing fonts” when opened in Mac OS X, when and why you SHOULD use the Bold and Italic buttons when formatting text (!), and more. Read it at http://www.macworld.com/article/144660/xplatype.html
Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.