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Post by Lucus Eques » Thu Dec 08, 2005 12:29 pm

Love the new font, jeff! Very classy.
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Post by Jeff Tirey » Fri Dec 09, 2005 5:55 am

do you really? You can thank Paul he sent me the snippet of stylesheet code for the message body class. still lots of things to get worked out here. With the support for Greek text and getting rid of those ??? everywhere.
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Post by Lucus Eques » Sat Dec 10, 2005 9:27 pm

Awesome. :-)
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Post by benissimus » Sat Dec 10, 2005 9:45 pm

I second that.
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Post by ThomasGR » Thu Dec 15, 2005 11:00 am

I would like to point out, that the fonts would be nicer looking, if they were larger. Is it possible to increase the size of the letters by default? I have difficulties reading longer texts.

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Post by Talmid » Thu Dec 15, 2005 10:42 pm

ThomasGR wrote:I would like to point out, that the fonts would be nicer looking, if they were larger. Is it possible to increase the size of the letters by default? I have difficulties reading longer texts.
I second this.

Why is the text so tiny? Can anybody please fix the problem?

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Post by ThomasGR » Fri Dec 16, 2005 8:00 am

Also I want to add that MS exlorer is not able to make the letter look larger. Whatever arrangement I use, the letter size is the same. I think it's a severe problem.

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Post by Paul » Fri Dec 16, 2005 4:44 pm

ThomasGR wrote:Also I want to add that MS exlorer is not able to make the letter look larger. Whatever arrangement I use, the letter size is the same. I think it's a severe problem.
Hi,

IE can't make the fontsize larger (View -> Text Size) because it is typically configured to honor the sizes defined by the web page itself.

You can change this as follows:

Tools -> Internet Options -> General

In bottom right corner of the General tab click on the 'Accessibility' button. Then check the box titled 'Ignore font sizes specified on web pages'. Then 'OK' your way out of the dialog. IE will now respond to View -> Text Size.

BTW: a similar technique exists for Firefox.

Ultimately, this issue will go away when Jeff adjusts the font-size attribute of the relevant CSS selectors.

Cordially,

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Post by Feles in silva » Fri Dec 16, 2005 5:42 pm

On a similar note, I noticed that some of my previous posts, which had accented Latin characters (I was writing in Portuguese) either don't show up any more (as in my signature), or on IE it is rendered as a Chinese character of some sort. Is there a special setting I should be using?
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Post by mariek » Fri Dec 16, 2005 5:42 pm

Looks nice. :) I like the smaller font size. Anyone with Mozilla Firefox can make it larger (or smaller) from View -> Text Size -> Increase/Decrease.

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Post by ThomasGR » Fri Dec 16, 2005 5:48 pm

Now's better, though to confess my sins, smaller sizes are nicer :oops: but at least readable.

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Post by TADW_Elessar » Fri Dec 16, 2005 7:53 pm

mariek wrote:Looks nice. :) I like the smaller font size. Anyone with Mozilla Firefox can make it larger (or smaller) from View -> Text Size -> Increase/Decrease.
or simply with ctrl + mouse wheel :)
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Post by Lucus Eques » Fri Dec 16, 2005 11:55 pm

My only complaint might be the choice for the bold font -- very stark and not near as attractive as the normal or italicized type. Though that is a very minor complaint.
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Post by mariek » Sat Dec 17, 2005 11:03 pm

TADW_Elessar wrote: or simply with ctrl + mouse wheel :)
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Post by tdominus » Tue Dec 27, 2005 3:57 am

Jeff/Paul:
Font sizes should be specified in ems, not pts or pixels. 1em being normal size, 0.5em being half-sized, and so on.

eg.

Code: Select all

font-size: 0.9em;
This way the browser will be able to resize them as normal.

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Post by ThomasGR » Tue Dec 27, 2005 9:38 am

The problem when increasing letter size is that the distance of the lines do not change (not enough?), so that letters often seem to overlap with the letters of previous lines.

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Post by tdominus » Wed Dec 28, 2005 1:11 am

Code: Select all

line-height: 1em;

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Post by Bardo de Saldo » Sun Jan 15, 2006 8:53 pm

I also think that the new font is too small, and it shows italics bent out of shape. Worst of all, it changes many characters for a question mark inside a black diamond, like that Spanish letter that looks like an N with a toupé: Ñ ñ.

Edit: When you highlight a word and press the italics button, the whole message gets italicized; to italicize just one word or phrase you have to type in the whole code. Mi eñes look good on this post; why doesn't Amadeus' signature show them properly? My post with apostrophes as breathing marks (the one with color scanning of Homer) appears with question marks instead of the apostrophes since the new font change.

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Post by Lucus Eques » Mon Jan 16, 2006 10:07 am

I don't have any problems of that nature personally.

You use the italics button?
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Post by Amadeus » Wed Jan 18, 2006 10:19 pm

I agree with Bardo, many characters are rendered in little black diamonds with question marks (Firefox).

Btw, Bardo, thanks for caring about my signature. :D I just retyped my ñ and it appears to work now.
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