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07-11-2001, 06:50 AM
I realized that using the text option 'use device fonts' makes the font look much clearer and sharper. But I am a bit worried, that this might lead to different appearance of the site on different machines.
On the other hand - as I am using only a very common font on the site (Verdana) it might be a good idea to use the 'use device fonts' text option?
Please let me know what are your experiences with this kind of thing.

07-13-2001, 02:57 PM
DUDE NEVER EVER USE DEVICE FONT! The person who is viewing ur site muct have the same font installed in order to see what you see! If you want crispier font try download those at http://www.miniml.com :)

07-15-2001, 02:00 PM
thanks very much - the fonts are great!

08-01-2009, 02:08 AM
I wouldn't say never use device fonts. It depends on if it's a dynamic/input or a static text field. There is a solution to everyone viewing your font, regardless of whether it's installed on their machine, embedding fonts: http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flash/quickstart/embedding_fonts/ you may even choose the anti-alias type you'd like. Or if you don't want to go that far, you can use character embedding. Hope this helps!