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My fonts look ugly in IE

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my websites fonts look so terrible in internet explorer only. Im not too sure what causes this but they are just fuzzy and have lots of square edges (no anti aliasing).

 

these are my fonts:

"Palatino Linotype", "Book Antiqua", Palatino, serif;

"Lucida Sans Unicode", "Lucida Grande", sans-serif;

 

why is this happening?

 

Thanks

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There isn't much you can do about that - assuming it is an anti-aliasing issue. You can't control whether the user has anti-aliasing on or not. Thankfully, most modern Windows versions (I believe Windows 7 and Vista?) ship with anti-aliasing on by default.

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Ahh I usually have the firefox, chrome and opera on my ubuntu and use my virtual W7 to test safari & IE. But i just installed firefox and safari on my virual machine only to find out that the fonts there were nasty too.

 

I think it may just be a virual machine issue. Ill test it on my hardware W7 soon.

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I think it may just be a virual machine issue. Ill test it on my hardware W7 soon.

It may not be that, but that is the first thing I would check. You may also want to check if anti-aliasing is turned on at all: http://freewindowsvistatutorials.com/changeFontSmoothingAntiAliasingOptionsInWindows7-AdjustClearTypeTextSettings.php

 

Either way, however, you don't have any access to the user's anti-aliasing settings, so they may see your site with anti-aliasing off. There isn't much you can do about that.

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just tried it on a proper windows installation and the fonts are still jagged. But it only seems to be the titles. Does windows not like the title font im using?

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