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Thread: Forum fonts aren't rendering correctly

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    Forum fonts aren't rendering correctly

    Something is wrong with the font used on the forum. It isn't rendering correctly in Firefox. The problem isn't so bad that things are difficult to read, but it is very distracting and unprofessional-looking.

    I checked with other browsers and I see the same problem with Chrome, but not with Internet Explorer.

    Have other people reported this, or is it only me?

    -TC

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    Re: Forum fonts aren't rendering correctly

    It's been reported.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...34&postcount=3

    But if you search in here - for forum and font you'll find other threads.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/search.php?f=48
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    Re: Forum fonts aren't rendering correctly

    Is this on Windows? do you have the Ubuntu fonts installed

    http://font.ubuntu.com/download/ubun...amily-0.80.zip

    I tried all the tricks with cleartype etc before doing that but nothing else fixed it for me

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    Re: Forum fonts aren't rendering correctly

    Thanks for the replies. I see now that there are many forum threads addressing this. Acting on the advice I found there, I installed the Ubuntu fonts, and now everything looks great.

    A note: Some posts recommended ClearType. I personally do not like ClearType, and I would be reluctant to recommend it to anyone as a solution to this problem, since it may produce undesirable results elsewhere.

    Also: I'm glad that installing the Ubuntu fonts fixed things for me, but I'd like to point out that this is a solution to my problem, not the webmaster's problem -- you still have a website which, to many first-time visitors, looks ugly and amateurish because the fonts don't render correctly.

    -TC

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    Re: Forum fonts aren't rendering correctly

    Quote Originally Posted by T C View Post
    Also: I'm glad that installing the Ubuntu fonts fixed things for me, but I'd like to point out that this is a solution to my problem, not the webmaster's problem -- you still have a website which, to many first-time visitors, looks ugly and amateurish because the fonts don't render correctly.
    :sigh:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...15&postcount=2

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    Re: Forum fonts aren't rendering correctly

    I have some time today - I have read about several fixes
    After i get chrome installed, ill see what i can do
    Solution now in testing...
    Last edited by sandyd; December 30th, 2012 at 04:38 AM.

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