Font rendering problems in firefox on new.lds.org

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Font rendering problems in firefox on new.lds.org

Postby darcher-p40 » Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:17 pm

When I go to the new.lds.org page in firefox (or the recently posted worldwide leadership training page), the font for the title text (eg "Worldwide Leadership Traning Novermber 2010") as rendered in Firefox 3.6.8 (default settings) on a Windows XP machine looks pretty bad. It looks much better in IE. I've attached screenshots of both. I'm not exactly sure what is causing the difference, but I would suggest using a font that is browser agnostic, not one that looks pretty in IE and ugly in other browsers.

I know I'm not the only one using Firefox on here, has anyone else seen this problem?
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Postby aebrown » Tue Nov 16, 2010 4:16 pm

darcher wrote:I know I'm not the only one using Firefox on here, has anyone else seen this problem?


I see no problem at all. I'm using FF 3.6.12 on Windows 7 and IE 8. On the images I attached, FF and IE are virtually indistinguishable, except that FF looks a bit better on the button on the right.
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Postby JamesAnderson » Tue Nov 16, 2010 4:21 pm

Firefox 3.6.12 was released probably within two days of the event, so the programmers may hot have had a chance to review their work using it, or if they did they might not have noticed any issues.

Looking at the screenshots I'm seeing no major problems, slightly different rendering of the small text below 'Worldwide Leadership Training'. I've got 3.6.12 and have seen nothing of this type of problem, and yes MSIE 8 in XP is working very well with the same pages.

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Postby lajackson » Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:32 pm

darcher wrote:. . . the font for the title text (eg "Worldwide Leadership Traning Novermber 2010") as rendered in Firefox 3.6.8 (default settings) on a Windows XP machine looks pretty bad. It looks much better in IE.


Your screen shot of the FF browser seems to show that the text is not clear and precise as it is in IE. I do not have this problem with FF (3.6.12). Perhaps I am using different browser settings, but I do not recall changing anything from the default.

Both browsers (IE 7 and FF 3.6.12) display the text with the same clarity for me.

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Postby russellhltn » Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:13 pm

I was about to complain that it looked ugly in IE8 when I remembered I was using Terminal Service to get into the machine that has my web browser. :o

It appears that it's a font that looks ugly quickly if the pixels don't map perfectly. You might want to make sure that your page size is set to 100%, etc.
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I think it's a firefox in Win XP problem

Postby darcher-p40 » Wed Nov 17, 2010 7:24 am

So I checked the webpages on my home computer which had Firefox 3.6.12 and Windows 7 and the font looked fine. When I came in to work this morning, I updated Firefox to 3.6.12 and checked again and it still looks bad. And I checked that I'm not zoomed in or out and all other settings are the default settings. So it appears that this is some kind of problem with Firefox on Windows XP. Can anyone check this using that combination?

edit: also, the jpegs I attached in the OP actually make the font look a little better than it does on my screen because of the way it compresses things. The font looks really jagged on my monitors. It's like a Pirates of the Carribean, trying to look old and decrepit font :). Which I'm sure was not the original intent!

edit2: just installed Chrome and it looks the same as Firefox--really jagged text.

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Postby techgy » Wed Nov 17, 2010 7:55 am

I use FF w/win XP and I've not noticed any problems. The screens are sharp and clear. Same thing with FF and Win 2000 Pro (an older system at work) - no problems.
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Postby darcher-p40 » Wed Nov 17, 2010 8:09 am

And you don't see any difference between the font as rendered in FF/Chrome vs IE8?

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Postby techgy » Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:25 am

darcher wrote:And you don't see any difference between the font as rendered in FF/Chrome vs IE8?


I will do another comparison when I get home this evening. However, I was on the site last night and FF is my primary browser and I've not noticed any problems.
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Postby aebrown » Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:29 am

darcher wrote:And you don't see any difference between the font as rendered in FF/Chrome vs IE8?


Have you checked your ClearType settings? Those are available on Control Panel > Display > Appearance > Effects, if I remember right. Make sure you are using ClearType to smooth edges of screen fonts.
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