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Post Posted August 29th, 2007, 1:57 am

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; de; rv:1.8.1.6) Gecko/20070725 Firefox/2.0.0.6


font-family: Helvetica;
font-size: 14px;

the content of my site is nearly unreadable. Sometimes there is no space betwen the Letters.
even with CSS (letter-spacing: 0.5pt;) some have still no space between them others gets 3px (Space between words = 4px)

in IE no problem, even with a non Anti aliasing (Clear Type) IE 6 / 5.5.

is ther any posibility to fix this with CSS?

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Post Posted August 29th, 2007, 2:03 am

Example page? It is possible that you do not have Helvetica and the system choses a different font as replacement. Or your Helvetica font is damaged.
None of my XP boxes have the Helvetica font installed so i will see a replacement.

You can try: font-family: Helvetica,sans-serif;

Without seeing the page we have to guess.
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Post Posted August 29th, 2007, 2:08 am

font-family: Helvetica,Trebuchet MS,Trebuchet,Verdana,Arial;
which i have.

with Trebuchet MS it looks good. but my client wants to have that stupid Helvetica :(

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Post Posted August 29th, 2007, 2:16 am

Sample page?
Which system is your client running?
You have to tell him that Helvetica is not available on most systems by default because it must be licensed.

http://www.linotype.com/helvetica?urlre ... EgoduHTrZA
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Post Posted August 29th, 2007, 2:19 am


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Post Posted August 29th, 2007, 2:21 am

If you open the Helvetica font in the control panel does it look right?
Is it possible to give the URL of the page?

If you check the letters you will see that it is not the same font. Example: the little a, g and e. They look different in FF to IE.
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Post Posted August 29th, 2007, 2:33 am


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Post Posted August 29th, 2007, 2:42 am

IE, Netscape and Opera looks alright (all on the same system!)

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Post Posted August 29th, 2007, 2:54 am

Looks absolutely fine to me (when i remove the letter-spacing). Can see no difference to the IE image.
Either your Helvetica font is damaged or something is interfering.
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Standard_diag ... Firefox%29

Edit:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\FontSubstitutes

Normally Helvetica is simply replaced by Arial.
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Post Posted August 29th, 2007, 4:24 am

Thx! Helvetica is simply replaced by Arial but firefox dose not seem to know ^^

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Post Posted August 29th, 2007, 4:37 am

At least not for you. It does for me.
You can check if the replacement table is still correct for you.
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Post Posted April 7th, 2011, 12:46 am

Since i updated from Firefox 3.x to Firefox 4 some Websites (using Helvetica in font-face) are shown in a very bold font. I'ts definitly a FF4 Problem - bevore the update everithing was ok! It startet with FF4!

I quit using FF. 3 was bad, an 4 is not better. Enough is enough. FF ist the worst browser since Netscpace 4.75 for Mac an since Internet Explorer 6!
FF4 is still slow and instable.

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Post Posted April 7th, 2011, 12:59 am

If you had bothered to read this four year old thread you would have noted the original poster was using
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; de; rv:1.8.1.6) Gecko/20070725 Firefox/2.0.0.6
But you claim it is a Firefox 4 problem :-k
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Post Posted April 7th, 2011, 1:55 am

Locking due to age. Please make a new thread.
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