Pairing a font with a tahoma as display font

For branding matters, I need to use tahoma as a display font (for all headlines).
I know, I know, it’s a body text font meant only for screens: I don’t really have a choice there.

I am having a hard time finding a body font to pair it with. Even though tahoma is a sans-serif font, it has this slabbish look I find it hard to deal with. I have tried a number of combinations already, but none satisfied me.

I thought maybe your sharp-eyed experts can suggest me some. No need for a screenshot, just a bunch of font names will be more than helpful. Thank you.

PS: I realize this is not like most of the questions we get here. If you think I should rephrase it or know how to improve it, please let me know.


A popular convention is to pair a serif and a sans-serif. So, if you’re working with MS system fonts, you might try Georgia:

Tahoma + Georgia

Or, Constantia:

Tahoma + Constantia

Or, Palatino Linotype (this is Palatino, the Mac equivalent):

Tahoma + Palatino

Source : Link , Question Author : TKrugg , Answer Author : Brendan

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