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I run firefox on three computers and on this one my website font is not correct. All of my boxes are set up the same. Please advise.

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As I mentioned above I have three pc's all running win7 and firefox 6.02. On this box website fonts are different than the others. All of the "option" settings are identical on all of the boxes. Including "allow pages to choose their own fonts". I uninstalled 6.02 and installed 5.0 but there was no difference. So I reset to 6.02. The pages look fine in IE.

Please advise.
As I mentioned above I have three pc's all running win7 and firefox 6.02. On this box website fonts are different than the others. All of the "option" settings are identical on all of the boxes. Including "allow pages to choose their own fonts". I uninstalled 6.02 and installed 5.0 but there was no difference. So I reset to 6.02. The pages look fine in IE. Please advise.

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Every time Firefox opened

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  • Shockwave Flash 10.3 r183
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision plugin for Mozilla browsers
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I have been searching to web looking for a solution which brought me here.

cor-el
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What is the difference?
Does it happen on all websites?


Can you attach some screenshots for comparison?

Use a compressed image type like PNG or JPG to save the screenshot and make sure that you do not exceed the maximum file size (1 MB).

What is the difference?<br /> Does it happen on all websites? ---- Can you attach some screenshots for comparison? *http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screenshot Use a compressed image type like PNG or JPG to save the screenshot and make sure that you do not exceed the maximum file size (1 MB).

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Here are four screen shots from two different pc's. IE1, FF1, IE2, FF2 using Win7. All boxes use FF 6.02 As you can see FF1 has Times New Roman font, while the others have the correct Ariel Narrow. All boxes have the same settings. "allow pages to choose their own fonts" Please advise. thx

Here are four screen shots from two different pc's. IE1, FF1, IE2, FF2 using Win7. All boxes use FF 6.02 As you can see FF1 has Times New Roman font, while the others have the correct Ariel Narrow. All boxes have the same settings. "allow pages to choose their own fonts" Please advise. thx
cor-el
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You probably need to adjust the CSS settings to make Firefox use the Arial Narrow font by adding font-stretch: condensed (bug 644385).


TEXT
{ font-family: Arial Narrow, Arial, sans-serif; font-stretch: condensed }
You probably need to adjust the CSS settings to make Firefox use the Arial Narrow font by adding font-stretch: condensed (bug 644385). * [[/questions/797446]] ---- <pre><nowiki>TEXT</nowiki></pre>{ font-family: Arial Narrow, Arial, sans-serif; font-stretch: condensed }

Question owner

Where are the CSS settings in FF 6.02?

Thanks

Where are the CSS settings in FF 6.02? Thanks
cor-el
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That change needs to be made to the CSS file that is on the web server.

So if you use a CSS file or have the CSS code in the main HTML file then add font-stretch: condensed; to all CSS rules that have a font-family: "Arial Narrow";

If you do not have access to the page code and can't modify it then there is not much that you can do.


A good place to ask questions and advice about web development is at the mozillaZine Web Development/Standards Evangelism forum.
The helpers at that forum are more knowledgeable about web development issues.
You need to register at the mozillaZine forum site in order to post at that forum.

See http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewforum.php?f=25

That change needs to be made to the CSS file that is on the web server. So if you use a CSS file or have the CSS code in the main HTML file then add <b>font-stretch: condensed;</b> to all CSS rules that have a ''font-family: "Arial Narrow";'' If you do not have access to the page code and can't modify it then there is not much that you can do. ---- A good place to ask questions and advice about web development is at the mozillaZine Web Development/Standards Evangelism forum.<br /> The helpers at that forum are more knowledgeable about web development issues.<br /> You need to register at the mozillaZine forum site in order to post at that forum. See http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewforum.php?f=25

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Question owner

Ok, thanks. I went to two cyber cafes and tested it on other machines using FF. The website looks fine on everyone except my box. So there is some setting in FF 6.02 that is causing this.

Ok, thanks. I went to two cyber cafes and tested it on other machines using FF. The website looks fine on everyone except my box. So there is some setting in FF 6.02 that is causing this.
cor-el
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Are those other computers running Windows 7?

It probably only happens on Windows 7.

See:

Are those other computers running Windows 7? It probably only happens on Windows 7. See: * [[/questions/797446]]

Question owner

Good question. No, they were running XP. So this is a compatibility issue between Win 7 and FF?

Good question. No, they were running XP. So this is a compatibility issue between Win 7 and FF?
cor-el
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On Windows 7 the Arial fonts are placed in one group and you need to use a specific font rule to select the right font.
For Arial Narrow that is font-stretch: condensed;
Arial Black needs font-weight: 900;


  • bug 644385 – Arial Narrow, Arial Black fonts do not show on page (comment 8)
On Windows 7 the Arial fonts are placed in one group and you need to use a specific font rule to select the right font.<br /> For Arial Narrow that is font-stretch: condensed;<br /> Arial Black needs font-weight: 900; ---- * [https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=644385 bug 644385] – Arial Narrow, Arial Black fonts do not show on page (comment 8)

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