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Old 07-05-2009, 02:35 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by ktinkel View Post
I am viewing that page in Mac Safari 4 Public Beta (5528.16) — not the latest, which I haven’t installed yet — and seem to be seeing at least the fonts passed by @font-face if not all the intended effects.
Interesting... it's a nice example of the technique helping the designer, but not me, as a reader; being faced with a page like this I'd immediately go for the about:config -- in Firefox, that is. It'd be interesting to find out whether, and how, it can be turned off in Safari, though I think it's entirely possible for Apple to have the arrogance to decide for us we need fancy graphics more than we need legibility. But I wouldn't use Safari as my main browser anyway.

What about Opera then? I expect there will at least be a mechanism there to turn it off, but I'd like to know.

Does my attachment show what Firefox 3.5 shows? It is certainly much different from what I see in FF 3.0.11.
Very different in my Firefox 3.0.10 as well: apart from the heading with an inappropriate line-height (!) the page is a lot more legible than with the fancy stuff (and it would render faster).

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