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OmniWeb and the Verdana font Web Browsers
If you're wondering why OmniWeb 4.0.X displays Arial instead of Verdana when Verdana is selected as the proportional font (very annoying and ugly IMO), I've been told by tech support at OmniGroup that there is a problem with the font metrics for Verdana under Cocoa and they are waiting for Apple to fix it before they re-enable Verdana in OmniWeb.

(Can anyone suggest a good non-serif replacement for Verdana until this is sorted out. I can't live with Arial or Helvetica so I've gone back to Geneva for the moment.)

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Re: Verdana
Authored by: lstewart on Aug 31, '01 01:11:27PM

If you have access to a Windows machine, you might try copying the "Tahoma" TrueType font (TAHOMA.TTF) onto your OS X system, and using that. Tahoma and Verdana were both developed by Microsoft, were heavily optimized and hinted for excellent onscreen display, and have almost identical outlines. However, Tahoma is tracked a lot tighter than Verdana, so letters fit closer together and text takes up less space.

I personally feel that Verdana's wide-open letter spacing looks better than Tahoma's on web pages, but if Verdana's character shape and hinting are important to you, then you may like Tahoma too.


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How about...
Authored by: Buddha on Sep 01, '01 11:25:10PM

Trebuchet MS. I use that as a Verdana substitute when needed.

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