Font Substitution in Safari?

Diomedes

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Is there a way to substitute font display/size in Safari? On some sites, for example, the page is displayed in Geneva (which is a horrible looking font), whereas some display in very tiny Helvetica, and I would like to substitute one of my nice built-in faces. (I don't have Verdana installed.)
 

Mitthrawnuruodo

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First thing you can try is to set Standard (and Fixed-width) font in Safari -> Preferences -> Appearance.

If that's not enough you may make your own css file with all the fonts you want and tell Safari to use that in Safari -> Preferences -> Advanced -> Style Sheet.
 

Diomedes

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Whenever I see Geneva, it's not using the fixed-width font I've specified.

I kind of thought the CSS method would work..unfortunately, I don't know anything about CSS beyond its name and function...
 

Mitthrawnuruodo

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Try making just a very simple css file (i.e. a text file with .css file ending):
Code:
body {
	font-family: skia, helvetica, sans-serif;
}
And tell Safari to use that... (I haven't actually tried this, but it should work... ;))

Edit: This works for me some places, coloring and size didn't work...
 

Diomedes

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Does the CSS file need to live anywhere in particular for Safari to use it?

I forgot I had Dreamweaver on my PowerBook, so I created a CSS file from one of the templates, and told Safari to use it...but nothing seems to be changing.
 

Mitthrawnuruodo

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Nah... I had mine at the Desktop while testing...

But you might have to empty Safari's cache to see any changes. Reloading doesn't always help (Safari is quite difficult that way sometimes)...
 

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