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Changing font of text body in forum posts

Dec 6, 2011 1:43 AM

Where did the setting to change the font in which the body of text in Adobe forums posts end up?  I'm referring to the forums preference that allows this, not the browser's.

 

In two different browsers, where the settings are identical, FireFox is using what appears to be the hated Helvetica, while Safari is using my preferred Verdana.  Verdana is set in the preferences of both browsers, and I can't find the forum setting to change it.  I don't find it anywhere in Your Stuff, Preferences or anywhere else.  Where is it hiding from me?

 

Puzzled and doubting my soundness of mind (wisecracks tolerated, under the circumstances).

 

 

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    Dec 6, 2011 9:57 AM   in reply to Tai Lao

    Try these links...

    Forum Tutorials http://forums.adobe.com/docs/DOC-1021

    Personalize Forums http://forums.adobe.com/docs/DOC-1013

     
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    Dec 6, 2011 5:00 PM   in reply to Tai Lao

    In all browsers I have tried (IE9, FF8) the default font is always Arial:

    ff.PNG

    I wouldn't know where to change this default.

     
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    Dec 7, 2011 6:28 PM   in reply to Tai Lao

    Ah, that would have been a difficult thing to diagnose; fonts that display as a different font...

     

    Schöne Grüße,

    Pat [Arial]

     

    Schöne Grüße,

    Pat [Verdana]

     
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    Dec 8, 2011 3:52 AM   in reply to Tai Lao

    Tai, it would seem that the battle for Verdana instead of Arial is a lost one over here. There was a long thread on this, but it is forgotten by now. And I tried to revive the subject in a recent thread but apart for some attempts to ridiculize what was and is a serious proposition, nothing happened.

     
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    Dec 8, 2011 4:34 AM   in reply to Tai Lao

    Tai, I visit several other forums where Verdana is the default font, and they are very easy to read. I always undestood that it is a very simple matter to change the text type in these forums from Arial to a font specifically designed for onscreen reading such as Verdana. I am therefore unable to understand why there seems to be no intention to do so from Adobe, and so much reluctance or indiference from participants.

     
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    Dec 8, 2011 6:21 AM   in reply to Claudio González

    Frankly I don't see the difference between the two on screen. Different strokes for different folks. 

     

    My Font of choice in documents I create in Word is ITC Benguiat and for Excel Minion Pro Condensed. I'll have to look up that CSS script I created (with help of some one from the forum) put veranda as the first in the group. Just to see if it works and what it would look like. BTW Veranda is the default for Excel.

     
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    Dec 8, 2011 8:19 AM   in reply to Phillip Jones

    Phillip, if you can't see the difference on screen between these two lines

     

    Frankly I don't see the difference between the two on screen. Different strokes for different folks. 1lI (a one, a lower case L, and an upper case i, in Arial)

    Frankly I don't see the difference between the two on screen. Different strokes for different folks. 1lI (same in Verdana),

     

    then excuse me but I think you need glasses.

     
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    Dec 8, 2011 11:06 AM   in reply to Claudio González

    This is what I see: http://www.screencast.com/t/rkNs7NX7h

     

    BTW I wear Glasses

     

     

    Show me Where you can see a difference.

     
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    Dec 8, 2011 5:16 PM   in reply to Phillip Jones

    Phillip, your screenshot shows everything in Verdana, so of course you can't see any difference between those two lines. You would have to be a wizard to notice the difference between a lower case "L" and an upper case "i" in Arial, while in Verdana they are completely different characters. You can test that in your word processor if you don't believe me...

     

    And if you want to see the difference between the two lines I copied, then copy and paste both to your favourite word processor, and force one of them to be in Arial and the other in Verdana. Then you'll know what I have been talking about, and why you find it so easy to read messages in these forums: you are seeing everything in Verdana.

     
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    Dec 8, 2011 7:19 PM   in reply to Claudio González

    I can believe you. No reason to try your test.  I just was not aware I was already setup to use veranda only. Must've done that  when I add the script to fill out the page. several years ago.

     
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