I decided to play around a bit and try a different font for my site. My original goal was to use something with better kerning and ligatures, but most browsers don't seem ready for that yet. I settled on using Trebuchet MS as my new site font. It has a bit more character than Verdana and better reflects the style I was looking for. It is a generally web safe font supported by most platforms.
As an aside, I also added the following to my style sheet:
This should provide a better visual experience with typography similar to print. However, it appears to not always support ligatures as expected. Ah well, most people probably won't notice anyway.
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