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Italics generating on some PCs and not others

11:46 pm on Aug 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Hi All

Im new to websites etc, I built a simple site using Drupal and much reading and learning...

Ive run into a problem. It looks great and fine on my PC and others that I have tried... However on some peoples PC its making all the Headings into Italics when its not ment to be.

Heres a screenshot of what it should look like:


And heres a screenshot of what some people are getting...


Ive gone through and over the CSS numerous times to try and find where this bogus Italics command is coming from... I have even entered font-sytle:normal; lines to basically every part of the CSS I could. But its not working.

I read this thread posted here: [webmasterworld.com...]

And thought maybe our problem was similar, so I have gone through the CSS and made "Arial Black" the only font-family option but people are still getting the italics where as others are not...

Im at the end of my limited skill level... Any help would be greatly appreciated...

9:25 am on Aug 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Some people may have set their browsers to use the font family and size they want to use. This can be done by unchecking the box that allows web sites to use their colors and fonts. For Firefox, look in Tools>Options>Content tab and click the Advanced button. You'll see the box to be checked/unchecked.

Not everyone actually has the common fonts that are used. What is shown is browser dependent in some cases.

You would need to post a link to your site and/or the CSS/html for the problem page to give you better help other than guesses.
8:50 pm on Aug 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

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My site is:


Thanks for the tip Ive got people checking if thats the problem now.

How do I post my CSS? Just copy and paste?
10:36 am on Aug 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I've had a look at your site (i'm getting normal font styling by the way) html and css

I can't see anything in the css to get the h2 header to be italic.

Regarding the main content text to either of the following span tags:
<span style="font-family: tahoma, geneva, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 14px">

Try adding your font-style:italic here as it may be defaulting to normal as you haven't specified it yet you have defined a different font-family.

I don't know if this would work but it's worth a try.

(and yes with yout html and css code just copy and paste it but only include the code that is relevant and necessary for people to help with your issue)
1:55 am on Aug 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

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After much research I think I found the problem.

Apparently Windows XP SP3 came with a corrupt 'Arial Black' font... So so roughly 30% of SP3 users experience this corruption causing Arial Black to go into Italics...

I have fixed this by just changing the font to 'Arial' 'Bold' not an ideal fix but we dont really have a choice until Microsoft releases a update fixing it.

Thanks all for all your help, it got me thinking and Ive learnt much from trying to track down this problem so it hasnt all be in vain.


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