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[REBOL] Re: LIBRARY: First public release ready for viewing

From: joel:neely:fedex at: 2-Mar-2003 7:56

Hi, Sunanda, Thus far I've checked the site in the following browsers: platform browser results -------- ------------ ------------------------------ w2k Netscape 4.8 source unreadable w2k Mozilla 1.2 source readable but poor font w2k IE 6.0.. source readable but ugly font ;-) OS/X 10.2.3 OmniWeb 4.1.1 looks good! OS/X/10.2.3 Safari 1.0.51 looks good! OS/X/10.2.3 IE 5.2 looks nice (sizes a little odd) My Linux boxes were stolen in the burglary, so I haven't been able to test on that platform, and I'm not at work today so I haven't been able to test Unix browsers yet. There's more than an IE problem; the script views are completely unusable in e.g. Netscape 4.8 (which some of us still have to use per company standards, etc.) The source of the script itself is rendered in an ENORMOUS chunky font, positioned somewhere off of the left side of the page, so that all I can see of it (with my window at normal size, monitor set for 1280x1024 pixels) is 8<-------------------------------------------------------------- ther slider" g-2001/13:59:11+2:00 1.0 e.r des" [size: 320x240 edge: none pane: []] e win dds vertical slicer to any face" [s--bigfoot--com] 'advanced n: none function [GUI VID] 8<-------------------------------------------------------------- After looking at the style sheet, it appears that the style for pre tags calls for fonts in the following order: fixedsys, "courier new", sans-serif May I sincerely request that this be changed, for the following reasons (in order of priority): - fixedsys and courier are monospaced fonts (common for code listings), which means I'd expect the generic to be monospace instead of sans-serif. This means that, even if I set my browser to use my font preferences instead of the ones in the individual page, I can't see the listings in a monospace font on some browsers (at least not without making other stuff monospaced). - Some of us who work in a multi-platform world like to set up our various browsers so that the generics are mapped similarly across different systems/platforms. Putting a Windows-specific font at the front of the list defeats that desire completely. - There are other common monospace fonts widely used in publication for code listings (e.g. Lucida Console) that would work well here. - I personally would vote for generics only, as the individual visitor can see things in the fonts (s)he prefers across sites. [SunandaDH--aol--com] wrote: