Add Support for New Segoe Font?

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  1. clayj macrumors 604

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    Hey mods,

    Would it be possible to add support for the new Segoe font (included with IE7 for Windows and Windows Vista) to MR? I would love to be able to post using this new font, which is very readable at small sizes.

    Clay
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    *laughs* <quick pause for air> *continues to laugh hysterically*
     
  3. clayj thread starter macrumors 604

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    Well... Tahoma is supported. And that doesn't come on a Mac, or even in Office for the Mac.
     
  4. dcv macrumors G3

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    I find it quite annoying when people post in other fonts.
     
  5. clayj thread starter macrumors 604

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    Took ya a while to compose that message, huh? ;)
     
  6. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    I would have to agree with you.
     
  7. redAPPLE macrumors 68030

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    my 0.02 $.

    i would do my very best to not support (meaning use) anything m$.

    cu.
     
  8. MacNut macrumors Core

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    I wonder how many things you would miss if you ever found out how many things use MS
     
  9. thomasp macrumors 6502a

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    It comes on my Mac :confused: (Tahoma that is). And I think it was there before I installed Office.

    I also remember my old OS9 iMac having Tahoma on it.
     
  10. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Can you not just select another font and edit the name in the FONT= tag?
     
  11. eva01 macrumors 601

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    i believe it has to be included from vbulletin
     
  12. clayj thread starter macrumors 604

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    Good question. I've set the FONT tag for this text to Segoe UI... and it works! Of course, if you don't have Segoe UI installed on YOUR system, you won't see it in that font.
     
  13. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, and it looks nasty. So maybe you could just post in the same font as everyone else does? :rolleyes:
     

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  14. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    It looks quite a bit like the font used for the Google logo, with a touch of (Apple) Garamond in it.
     
  15. skoker macrumors 68000

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    Could you imagine if every post looked like this? Plus, this is MacRumors, not HastaLaVistaRumors
     
  16. Aarow macrumors 6502a

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    You could replace Comic Sans with this new Sergoe font. :)
     
  17. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Or we could just remove fonts.....Hardly anyone uses them any way and they get annoying when people do. Thanks I like the default.
     
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    Gods, please grant clayj the possibility of using that obscure font, and please, oh please, GET RID OF COMIC SANS MS :eek: :eek: :eek:

    My retina just suffered irreversible damage from skoker's last post. I *hate* Comic Sans MS™.
     
  19. skoker macrumors 68000

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    I just luv proving points.


    Or would this be sticking it to the man?
     
  20. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Too late, most of this forum defaults to Microsoft Verdana.
     
  21. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    That person who only posts in Courier or American Typewriter or whatever it is annoys me, but I trust ClayJ's style. ;) Besides, what would it hurt? 90+% of us can't see that font anyway! ;) :eek: :D
     
  22. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

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    Thats not Segoe UI. Thats Times New Roman or an Apple alternative.

    This is Segoe UI:

    [​IMG]
     

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  23. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    odd...i have ie7 on my system but no segoe font. why is that?
     
  24. OutThere macrumors 603

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    Segoe looks like poo next to the default font on 10.4 w/ Safari:
    It seems like people are making a big deal for something that's only going to affect an extremely small portion of the forum users, those who have PCs, use the forums with their PCs, and are willing to try IE7 beta.

    Why not make your own stylesheet for the page, and change the default font to Segoe, instead of screwing up your posts for almost everyone except yourself?
     
  25. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Really? No way? </sarcasm>

    Obviously I know that :rolleyes: What I am saying is that since most of us don't have Segoe UI it will be replaced with a very ugly looking font, and so personally I'd rather you didn't change the FONT tags to use it as it will then look crap for everyone else.
     

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