The font on these forums looks terrible

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The font on these forums and many other parts of the Adobe.com site look terrible on my computer. This is on Windows XP, and I tried it on all the big browsers, and they all look like this:

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The font on these forums looks terrible

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The font on these forums and many other parts of the Adobe.com site look terrible on my computer. This is on Windows XP, and I tried it on all the big browsers, and they all look like this:

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This has been a long standing complaint since the "improvements" made to forums in May.  Font too small. 

Seems like the big concern today is how it reads on you phone.  Win8 and Apple OS going that way also.  Very bad.

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Not just small, but really jagged and broken looking. Its hard to read.

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You have touched a time old sensitive spot there:

http://forums.adobe.com/message/1895418#1895418

But don't worry, we have been assured that Adobe is paying attention to us, so maybe in another three years...?

(Does the Verdana I'm using look any better in your screen?)

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Yeah I think it is just "Adobe Clean" that looks so awful.

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Windows 7, Waterfox 14.  Default font looks very clean/clear to me:

ffont.PNG

Edit: actually the screenshot that I have taken looks very clean/clear, but after posting it here at the forum, it simply looks awful!

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@buckeye1973 - For some reason your browser isn't anti-aliasing the font. Support for web fonts is relatively new but when they're active the aliasing should be applied the same as it is for any other typeface - I'm viewing this on XP with Firefox 14.0.1 and it's working fine.

We know there are some combinations of browser and OS that break the anti-aliasing system - early versions of Chrome and remote desktop installations both have problems. Please reply with details of your system configuration.

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Dave Merchant wrote:

We know there are some combinations of browser and OS that break the anti-aliasing system - early versions of Chrome and remote desktop installations both have problems.

This is a known problem? So that means you would rather use a web font that looks pretty much like any other commonly available font for most people, knowing that for others it is a pain to read. It doesn't seem worthwhile. You end up with a font that is marginally (if at all) "better" for most people, and much worse for the rest.

Dave Merchant wrote:

Please reply with details of your system configuration.

You can blame my system configuration, and if other sites looked this bad on my browser I would agree. But the rest of the internet does not look like this, as far as I've seen, so I don't think of it as my problem. I suppose this makes me sound stubborn, but consider the user experience; I'm browsing the internet, everything looks fine, then I get to your site and it looks bad. And I'm supposed to think something is wrong with my computer?

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