Ten reasons we switched from an icon font to SVG(ianfeather.co.uk)

over 8 years ago from Mikey Clarke, Designer/developer at BaseKit

  • Hadrien BHadrien B, over 8 years ago (edited over 8 years ago )

    It's because Firefox has it's own font rendering engine, to make it uniform across platforms. On Windows, it looks different - and better - compared to Cleartype, used in Chrome and IE.

    I think it's a bad thing to change font-rendering on a per-site basis. As a user, you can play in about:config with the gfx.font_rendering and layout.css.osx-font-smoothing properties.

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    • Er. F.Er. F., over 8 years ago (edited over 8 years ago )

      Why do you think that? What about the article's point that icon fonts in FF look 'too bold'? If you could write a rule for all the instances of font icons on a website to make them appear less bold in FF, why would you not?

      Also, why is it bad to change the font rendering in general? What if it improves the appearance of the design? And isn't about:config something that the majority of FF users don't use?

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