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Browser woes in site design

By Jaqui ·
To really make it interesting, the problem is NOT IE.

I tested my site in Opera and got some really funky font that makes the content unreadable.

heck, even IE displays it just fine, with no browser specific code in anything...
well ok, I did put [pre]<?xml version="1.0" ?>[/pre] to get IE to work right.

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by Jaqui In reply to Browser woes in site desi ...

seems that it's in my xfs, I have to many fonts installed. [ 1819 installed fonts ] Opera 8.x chokes on anything higher than 1000.

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That's pretty friggin' weak.

by apotheon In reply to hmmm

On the other hand, that's way too many fonts.

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to many fonts?

by Jaqui In reply to That's pretty friggin' we ...

no way, it's only 1/10th what I should have!!

editing to add:

apparently the current beta series has the font limit increased to 2000.
so that issue should resolve itself in time.

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font availability

by apotheon In reply to to many fonts?

When you have that many fonts installed, the font server (or equivalent, depending on OS) has to index them all so that you actually have them at your fingertips when you need them -- which eats up system resources. Each font is worth very little in system resources for indexing, but it's just a case of nickel and diming yourself to death.

Considering your views on bloat, I'd expect a different approach to choosing fonts.

You don't even have time to use all those fonts.

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Well, I have about 1700.

by Old Guy In reply to That's pretty friggin' we ...

I'm with Jaqui it's not enough. However, when I was on Win98 there was an issue with too many fonts. However, on Win XP (yeah, I know you guys don't like it but...)there hasn't been an issue for me--even using IE.

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well, it was

by Jaqui In reply to hmmm

the number of fonts, I ripped out enough to drop it below 1000 and now Opera displays my site right on my system.

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