Arial is a classic. Comic Sans should be avoided at all cost.
Seriously, other than picking between a sans serif face like Arial or Verdana, or a serif face like Times New Roman, you’re not going to find something like Vishnu Gothic or Allah Bold that jumps up and says “I’m a great typeface to use for this religion!” on most computers.
Yeah, I have to agree. You might use a Gothic/Old English font for Christianity since that is a stereotype of hand-copied Bibles (don’t know if there is basis in fact, but it would have the desired effect).
All the others have their fundamental texts in other languages with their own alphabets or characters. Hopefully you have learned something about that in the course of doing your project. I do not know of any Latin fonts that imitate the styles of those languages, and if they exist they would not be “commonly available on PC” but custom ones that you would probably have to buy.
Ah, but I also have Broderbund’s Print Shop 15 or something (yes, it sucks, but it’s what the last boss wanted me to use), so maybe Word picked them up off of that? I am a Computer Dummy, so I don’t know exactly how these things work.
Sorry I couldn’t be of help to anyone who doesn’t have stupid Print Shop. (grumble, grumble, who the hell uses Print Shop these days? Stupid brownie troop leaders making stupid bake sale flyers, that’s who…)
And for Judaism, you can use Papyrus. Not that there’s any actual connection, but it’s got that vibe. I can only make that judgement as a Jew. Though I’m sure there’s also a faux-Hebrew Roman font akin to the font I mentioned in the post above.
Damned if I can think of what to use for Buddhism, though…which, come to think of it, may mean your audience won’t, either. So pretty much anything would work. You could use a Tim Burton font, or something.