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Fonts in Win 7 and Win xp

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Fonts in Win 7 and Win xp

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SUMO Contributor

Re: Fonts in Win 7 and Win xp

Hi Yaron, try in about:config to set gfx.content.azure.enabled to FALSE (by double-click on it)

if the above doesn't solve the issue make the gfx.direct2d.disabled to TRUE(by double-click on it).

thank you

Regular User

Re: Fonts in Win 7 and Win xp

Thank you.

I've changed both entries but it didn't make a difference. Any other idea?

SUMO Contributor

Re: Fonts in Win 7 and Win xp

Turn off hardware acceleration and check it again.

thanks

Regular User

Re: Fonts in Win 7 and Win xp

Thanks again. I really appreciate it.

This didn't solve it either. I wonder what might cause the difference between Win xp and Win 7.

Site Moderator

Re: Fonts in Win 7 and Win xp

Which fonts is Firefox using?

You can use this extension to see which fonts are used for text that is selected (right-click context menu: Show fonts in selection).

You can do a font test to see if you can identify corrupted font(s).

You can try different default fonts and temporarily disable website fonts to test the selected default font.

  • Tools > Options > Content : Fonts & Colors > Advanced
  • [ ] "Allow pages to choose their own fonts, instead of my selections above"
Regular User

Re: Fonts in Win 7 and Win xp

Thank you.

The font is 'Open Sans Regular'. It is not installed neither on Win xp nor on Win 7, and yet there is a difference between the tow OS.

Site Moderator

Re: Fonts in Win 7 and Win xp

The Open Sans fonts are automatically downloaded from the Mozilla server via @font-face CSS rules.

It sounds that this font isn't working good in your case. I personally prefer the Verdana font for readability. Open Sans doesn't seem to have a difference between the uppercase i(I) and the lowercase l(L) and it doesn't look for me as well as sharp as Verdana.

Regular User

Re: Fonts in Win 7 and Win xp

Thanks again.

Could you please explain to me how to download via @font-face CSS rules?

As to the Verdana font... Do you mean setting a permanent font?