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Postby 661-Pete » 8 Sep 2015, 12:18pm

Has anyone else noticed how poor quality the capital "W" appears on this forum? It's not down to my monitor or graphics card - I've seen it on more than one computer. Perhaps it's time to change the font for this forum - some of the other letters are not brilliant, either.
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Re: W

Postby Mick F » 8 Sep 2015, 12:50pm

Sorry Pete, I'm not with you.
What's wrong with the W?

Looks ok to me.

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Re: W

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 8 Sep 2015, 12:53pm

Hi,

W W W

Looks bad to me on windows 7

Must be the font or something :?:
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Re: W

Postby Mick F » 8 Sep 2015, 12:58pm

Sorry, still lost me.
Here's a screenshot from my computer.
Is this the same?

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Re: W

Postby 661-Pete » 8 Sep 2015, 5:07pm

Mick F wrote:Sorry, still lost me.
Here's a screenshot from my computer.
Is this the same?

No it isn't. It's quite a different (and more readable font), looks like Arial. Is there a way I can set up my forum profile to use a different font? Or is it something in my browser setup?
(*goes over to user settings to check*)

[edit] - found something! I've just gone over to Profile/Board Preferences and changed my Board Style from "Prosilver" to "vphpbb3". That seems to have fixed the font, but the appearance of the forum has totally changed, it now looks just like your screen grab. If I stick with this change, I'll have to re-learn all the icons, layout, everything.

So I'd still like someone to investigate what font we're using under "Prosilver". There doesn't seem to be a way of selecting one, not in the User Control Panel.
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Re: W

Postby 661-Pete » 8 Sep 2015, 5:26pm

Here's what it looks like under 'prosilver':
CTC forum grab.jpg
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Re: W

Postby Mick F » 9 Sep 2015, 8:07am

Ah.
I see.

I'm on Subsilver2 and a MacBook Air running Safari 8.0.8
The default board is too plain IMHO.
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Re: W

Postby simonineaston » 9 Sep 2015, 12:55pm

Oooh - I'm trying 'prosilver Special Edition' which I'm liking! The doubleyoos are especially attractive! 8)
The phrase 'Special Edition' reminds me of the current trend to market some food items as 'Limited Edition' - how crass is that!? All food must be 'limited edition' in that the purchaser is limited solely to the example that they buy and consume... once eaten, it's gone! Punters are hardly likely to start a hobby as a collector of sandwiches, are they?! Is there no end to the twoddle that advertising/marketing people dream up? I'm with Douglas Adams on that one... his opinion of marketing professionals in general being unprintable, which is a bit ironic. :wink:
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Re: W

Postby simonineaston » 9 Sep 2015, 1:37pm

661-Pete wrote:So I'd still like someone to investigate what font we're using under "Prosilver"
As far as I know the answer depends on a) which fonts you have installed on your computer and b) which fonts are defined in the forum's underlying cascading style sheet (css) code, so it's not straightforward (what computer Q. ever is??)
You can change your default browser fonts if you want, but again, it depends which browser you favour... here's a link to changing the default font in Chrome, currently the most popular browser.
https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95416?hl=en-GB
The forum runs on phpBB so you might get lucky if you google "phpbb" and "which font".
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Re: W

Postby 661-Pete » 18 Sep 2015, 2:45pm

Something's happened! The font under ProSilver appears to be the same as before, but the "W" is now fixed - at any rate, it looks a lot clearer. If someone's been tinkering, whatever and whoever, thanks!
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Re: W

Postby simonineaston » 18 Sep 2015, 2:53pm

...cleaned your glasses? :lol:
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