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Mentor ,
Dec 06, 2011

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Where did the setting to change the font in which the body of text in Adobe forums posts end up?  I'm referring to the forums preference that allows this, not the browser's.

In two different browsers, where the settings are identical, FireFox is using what appears to be the hated Helvetica, while Safari is using my preferred Verdana.  Verdana is set in the preferences of both browsers, and I can't find the forum setting to change it.  I don't find it anywhere in Your Stuff, Preferences or anywhere else.  Where is it hiding from me?

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Changing font of text body in forum posts

Mentor ,
Dec 06, 2011

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Where did the setting to change the font in which the body of text in Adobe forums posts end up?  I'm referring to the forums preference that allows this, not the browser's.

In two different browsers, where the settings are identical, FireFox is using what appears to be the hated Helvetica, while Safari is using my preferred Verdana.  Verdana is set in the preferences of both browsers, and I can't find the forum setting to change it.  I don't find it anywhere in Your Stuff, Preferences or anywhere else.  Where is it hiding from me?

Puzzled and doubting my soundness of mind (wisecracks tolerated, under the circumstances).

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Most Valuable Participant ,
Dec 06, 2011

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Try these links...

Forum Tutorials http://forums.adobe.com/docs/DOC-1021

Personalize Forums http://forums.adobe.com/docs/DOC-1013

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Mentor ,
Dec 06, 2011

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Had checked both of those links.  Nothing there, unless buried deep inside one of the videos.  Frankly I can live with font shown rather than having to watch all the videos.

Thanks anyway.

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LEGEND ,
Dec 06, 2011

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In all browsers I have tried (IE9, FF8) the default font is always Arial:

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I wouldn't know where to change this default.

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Mentor ,
Dec 06, 2011

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Thank you for your response, Pat.

I was not referring to the font in the Reply Editor.  I was referencing the font in which posts appear in a thread, including the initial post.

Your post was extremely helpful, though, as it has made me realize it's probably a Firefox bug.

Here are two screen shots from the very font in the Photoshop Macintosh forum:

Safari (Mac)

Safari_displays_adobeforum.jpg

Firefox (Max) seems preference settings:

Firefox_disples_adobeforums.jpg

Thanks again.  I'll investigate further)

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Mentor ,
Dec 06, 2011

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MYSTERY SOLVED:

It was an add-on script managed by Stilish in Firefox that was automatically changing the font to Verdana in the Adobe forums.

Thanks for your assistance, pat. 

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LEGEND ,
Dec 07, 2011

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Ah, that would have been a difficult thing to diagnose; fonts that display as a different font...

Schöne Grüße,

Pat [Arial]

Schöne Grüße,

Pat [Verdana]

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Mentor ,
Dec 07, 2011

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ʇɐb ɹəuəllıʍ wrote:

Ah, that would have been a difficult thing to diagnose; fonts that display as a different font…

It was!  Thanks.

Incidntally, look how much more legible and pleasant Verdana is on screen compared to Arial, despite Verdana's ugly ß:

Schöne Grüße,

Pat [Arial]

Schöne Grüße,

Pat [Verdana]

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Dec 08, 2011

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Tai, it would seem that the battle for Verdana instead of Arial is a lost one over here. There was a long thread on this, but it is forgotten by now. And I tried to revive the subject in a recent thread but apart for some attempts to ridiculize what was and is a serious proposition, nothing happened.

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Mentor ,
Dec 08, 2011

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That's why the aforementioned Firefox Stylish script is so valuable, Claudio.  (Even though I had totally forgotten I'm using it; it's that transparent.) 

@-moz-document domain("forums.adobe.com") {

body {

font-family: Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif !important;

}

}

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Most Valuable Participant ,
Dec 08, 2011

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Tai, I visit several other forums where Verdana is the default font, and they are very easy to read. I always undestood that it is a very simple matter to change the text type in these forums from Arial to a font specifically designed for onscreen reading such as Verdana. I am therefore unable to understand why there seems to be no intention to do so from Adobe, and so much reluctance or indiference from participants.

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Mentor ,
Dec 08, 2011

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Frankly I don't see the difference between the two on screen. Different strokes for different folks. 

My Font of choice in documents I create in Word is ITC Benguiat and for Excel Minion Pro Condensed. I'll have to look up that CSS script I created (with help of some one from the forum) put veranda as the first in the group. Just to see if it works and what it would look like. BTW Veranda is the default for Excel.

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Most Valuable Participant ,
Dec 08, 2011

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Phillip, if you can't see the difference on screen between these two lines

Frankly I don't see the difference between the two on screen. Different strokes for different folks. 1lI (a one, a lower case L, and an upper case i, in Arial)

Frankly I don't see the difference between the two on screen. Different strokes for different folks. 1lI (same in Verdana),

then excuse me but I think you need glasses.

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Mentor ,
Dec 08, 2011

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This is what I see: http://www.screencast.com/t/rkNs7NX7h

BTW I wear Glasses

Show me Where you can see a difference.

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Most Valuable Participant ,
Dec 08, 2011

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Phillip, your screenshot shows everything in Verdana, so of course you can't see any difference between those two lines. You would have to be a wizard to notice the difference between a lower case "L" and an upper case "i" in Arial, while in Verdana they are completely different characters. You can test that in your word processor if you don't believe me...

And if you want to see the difference between the two lines I copied, then copy and paste both to your favourite word processor, and force one of them to be in Arial and the other in Verdana. Then you'll know what I have been talking about, and why you find it so easy to read messages in these forums: you are seeing everything in Verdana.

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Mentor ,
Dec 08, 2011

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I can believe you. No reason to try your test.  I just was not aware I was already setup to use veranda only. Must've done that  when I add the script to fill out the page. several years ago.

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