Fonts on lighthouse problem

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27 Apr, 2007 04:50 AM

I regularly use Lighthouse at work on a Mac and I love it! It has some awesome features and looks beautiful.

I also work from home too, but use a PC running Windows XP – I have noticed that the Helvetica Neue font used within the website does not function well. I do have this font installed, and it looks terrible when viewed through the Lighthouse web application. I temporarily removed this font, and it looked perfectly fine (obviously because through the CSS it has reverted to using Arial).

Heres a screenshot of what this looks like:

This is a factor that is definitely holding me back from purchasing a licence of lighthouse. Perhaps the Helvetica Neue font could be removed? Afterall, it is not a standard web safe font.

  1. 1 Posted by Justin Palmer on 27 Apr, 2007 04:26 PM

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    I'm gonna have a fix for this once and for all this weekend. I thought I had it fixed earlier, but it didn't work out.

  2. 2 Posted by simongill on 28 Apr, 2007 12:43 AM

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    ah ok, cool. I was worried that possibly my version of the Helvetica Neue font had been damaged or something - but if others have seen this problem then it couldnt be.

    What is the issue with it may I ask? (I do have strong css knowledge if that helps).

  3. 3 Posted by Justin Palmer on 28 Apr, 2007 09:52 PM

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    From my observation the issue is just bad font rendering on Windows systems. Without cleartype turned on, Helvetica Neue doesn't render well on the web.

  4. 4 Posted by jpmuofu on 05 Nov, 2008 07:39 PM

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    Well it has been over a year and I am still having this problem. Is there anyway the font could be changed to something that is a websafe font? I can barely read the font on my Windows machine.

  5. 5 Posted by Will Duncan on 05 Nov, 2008 08:07 PM

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    Thanks for the input and we're sorry about to reacting to this better. We're currently discussing it now and I'll keep you updated with what we come up with.

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