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Yep, it's just me. I installed MS Office 2004 and it added new fonts and stuff. Now all websites look different. What's really odd is I'm using Safari as my browser. Any tech savvy people want to tell me why that would change? Seriously, I'm dumbfounded.

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Originally posted by xPieter@Jul 2 2004, 05:10 PM

Yep, it's just me. I installed MS Office 2004 and it added new fonts and stuff. Now all websites look different. What's really odd is I'm using Safari as my browser. Any tech savvy people want to tell me why that would change? Seriously, I'm dumbfounded.

Maybe MS replaces Arial with their own version? I don't use any Office apps, so I don't know.

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OK, if you're interested to find out if they replaced Arial (which is the default font that Safari uses) - try this:

 

Open the application FontBook and select Arial from the list of fonts (select "All Fonts" under Collection and then "Arial" under Font).

 

Mine says the following:

 

Font Type: TrueType

Foundry: Monotype Typography

Copyright: ?2002

Family: Airal

Display Name: Arial

Postscript name: ArialMT

 

(Don't ask me why it says it's a TrueType font, but it has a postscript name)

 

This should be the OSX default version, I don't think I've installed a special version...is yours different?

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That's the same font I have in my FontBook. I feel like I'm going nuts because after relaunching Safari, everything is back to normal. It kind of bums me out because I really liked the font style. I went to Safari Preferences and switched a few things around in Appearance but nothing much changed. Oh well, freak of nature I guess.

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Originally posted by Robot Monkey@Jul 2 2004, 07:32 PM

I'm pretty sure that Office installed Verdana, Tahoma, etc., which our style sheet gives priority to. So you probably switched from Arial (or Helvetica) to Verdana or Tahoma. I also prefer Verdana to Arial on the screen.

 

-j

One week later...

 

I missed Jay's post. That makes sense, I didn't realize that Arial wasn't the default font here.

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Originally posted by FreakTornado@Jul 7 2004, 08:11 PM

I missed Jay's post. That makes sense, I didn't realize that Arial wasn't the default font here.

It's a default, but the others have priority (at least that's how I understood it to work). Here's how it goes:

 

font-family: Verdana, Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif

 

-j

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