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Author Topic: firefox and its bad font rendering  (Read 203 times)

chenks

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firefox and its bad font rendering
« on: August 15, 2018, 03:20:16 PM »

firefox is really starting to p me off with it's stupid font rendering.
every other browser i test against displays correctly (chrome, opera, IE), yet firefox makes fonts much bolder than they are supposed to be.

a quick google suggests that it's not just me that has noticed this.

why is firefox being stupid and what can i place in CSS to neuter it?
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Re: firefox and its bad font rendering
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2018, 11:54:20 PM »

@chenks - I would not think that this is something css can address as it is too low-level, no? Are they just bad fonts, simple as that? But I would just assume that their TrueType/OpenType (or whatever) engine is provided by the o/s graphics lib as otherwise it would be reinventing the wheel. I don't know what I am talking about have not used FF in 12 years. Great functions in it and loved the add-ons but too slow and way way too insecure for me because of no split-privilege design as in IE7. After IE7 came out I would never consider running anything else on Windows, on security grounds.
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chenks

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Re: firefox and its bad font rendering
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2018, 07:37:43 AM »

no the fonts are fine, it's something that firefox does to make them look more bolder than they actually are.
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