I'm using the Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif font, as requested by site owner, on a site. From reading on Google Verdana seems to be a very popular font, designed for display on computer monitors. For some reason it looks really bad on my monitor. All blocky/jagged and not anti-aliased.
I am using dell 2007 Flat Panel 20" monitor at 1600 x 1200 resolution.
I think I shod be able to safely use Verdana but am concerned about the way it looks on my system. Is Verdana "safe" ? does the monitor high resolution cause this problem.?
Thanks for any advice on this.
Thanks for you reply. I'm not sure I understand what you mean. I am using text #ebebeb and a background of #333. Are you seeing something else?
No I'm just guessing. The guess work can be taken out of the equation once you have supplied a link to your site enabling us to give you proper advice.
Oh geez - I am sorry I meant to include a link.
What programs are displaying it wrong, meaning does it look OK in other applications? (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc)
If it's also displaying wrong in those programs, or any other that uses Verdana, it could be a corrupt font file. Here's a site that can help you replace a broken font (if that's what is happening).
It seems to display correctly and looks good in other programs like Photoshop. In Dreamweaver In Live View it looks good, but not in Design View. Actually the way the Verdana, esp the bold italics at he top of each page, displays in Firefox looks just like it displays in Design View in DW = not good.
Even more odd - it looks like it should in Internet Explorer. Does not look correct on Safari, Chrome or Firefox. I don't know what the problem is might be that is causing this.
Any help will be much appreciated.
sure. here it is. probably best to look at the screenshot in phtoshop vs a browser to see the full difference
Looks like Clear Type is not enabled.
Looks good here in IE, Firefox and Chrome on Win XP with ClearType enabled.
When ClearType is disabled, it looks good in IE and blocky in other browsers.
Firefox benefits the most from ClearType here. Chrome the least.
Which operating system are you using?
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