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Reuss
Font strangeness (IE / Firefox)
  • 2005/9/29 5:43

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i made a site some time ago - using css to define text etc.

Everything been just fine - until now that is. I got one user complaining that the text is almost unreadable in IE - but not in Firefox........


She sent these two screenies:

As seen in IE:
Resized Image

As seen in Firefox
Resized Image

Wot is goin on?! Is it some setting in the IE that needs to be altered or what?

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davidthomas1
Re: Font strangeness (IE / Firefox)

It looks like a simple case of not closing a <b>bold text</b> tag set.

Firefox can often work out where to close the tag by itself but IE is not so clever.

Check your code and make sure your <b> </b> tags are nested and written correctly.

hope it helps,

D
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Reuss
Re: Font strangeness (IE / Firefox)
  • 2005/9/29 7:58

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uhm.. i forgot to add that when i look at the site in IE theres no problem at all.

I tested in on several machines - all with XP and IE - text looks fine to me.......

ill have a look at the bold tag thing - but i dont think thats the problem....

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netsroht
Re: Font strangeness (IE / Firefox)
  • 2005/9/29 8:02

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FF is looking for styleNN.css. Maybe there's a wrong link to your real style.css.

BTW can't see the images as my internet is limited to several sites only, so I'M just guessing, what's on the images ;)
Greets, netsroht

Sorry for my bad english. I'm german.

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Reuss
Re: Font strangeness (IE / Firefox)
  • 2005/9/29 10:49

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The trouble is with IE - not with firefox....

Well at least thats what this user says.. when i visit the site with IE theres no problem.... but she claims the text is really ugly in IE.. i dont get it...

I realized i hadn't post an URL.. so here it is:

Kulturbureau

yes i know its not in xoops.. but im working on two other sites in xoops.. and this came up.. so i thought id ask the wise & almighty experts here anyways

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netsroht
Re: Font strangeness (IE / Firefox)
  • 2005/9/29 10:59

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is it possible that she has changed the font size in her IE?

This is only possible if there's no explicit size in css/html-File
Don't know how it is called in english as my OS is german, there it is called Ansicht(maybe view) and Schriftgrad(maybe font size)
Greets, netsroht

Sorry for my bad english. I'm german.

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Reuss
Re: Font strangeness (IE / Firefox)
  • 2005/9/29 12:29

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ICh spreche auch deutsch

Anyways - i already asked her to change the font size in IE - did nothing at all...

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davidthomas1
Re: Font strangeness (IE / Firefox)

I just had a look at the source code for your page.

It looks like it must be something to do with the CSS.

I noticed you have these classes

.brodtext 
color#000000;
font-weightbold
font-size12px
font-familyverdanahelveticasans-serif 
}

.
overskrift02 
color#000000;
font-weightbold
font-size14px
font-familyverdanahelveticasans-serif 
}


which all have bold font-weight and are used in the main text.

When I look at the site in IE, I get the same problem, the text is chunky and hard to read. Firefox renders it OK.

It could be a problem with the choice of font and/or encoding.

try taking out the bold font-weight statements in the mainstyle.css file and it should work ok.

D.
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Reuss
Re: Font strangeness (IE / Firefox)
  • 2005/9/29 18:51

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heh.. thank u all for your suggestions.. made me look closer and try a few things.

I FINALLY figured it out!!!

body background is set to transparent ....and it has worked fine on all browsers so far.. seems that it doesnt anymore! When i set the background to a color everything was fine :)

YAY!

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davidthomas1
Re: Font strangeness (IE / Firefox)

happy to hear it
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