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 Post subject: Anyone know the name of the font used here?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:58 am 
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A very quick off topic question... anyone know the name of the font used in posting here at the forum? And I'm also curious what the font sizes Tiny, Small, Normal, Large, and Huge related to in numbers say if used in Word for example.

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone know the name of the font used here?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:17 am 
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I override fonts and such so the forum looks like just about any other site to me :oops: .

Taking a quick look at the code, the forum is using a style named "subsilver2" which has most settings here:
styles/subsilver2/theme/stylesheet.css

TinySmallNormalLargeHuge

EDIT:
Alright the above post looks like this in the HTML code the forum generates:
Code:
<div class="postbody">I override fonts and such so the forum looks like just about any other site to me   <img src="./images/smilies/icon_redface.gif" alt=":oops:" title="Embarassed" /> .<br /><br />Taking a quick look at the code, the forum is using a style named &quot;subsilver2&quot; which has most settings here:<br /><!-- l --><a class="postlink-local" href="http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/styles/subsilver2/theme/stylesheet.css">styles/subsilver2/theme/stylesheet.css</a><!-- l --><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 50%; line-height: normal">Tiny</span><span style="font-size: 85%; line-height: normal">Small</span>Normal<span style="font-size: 150%; line-height: normal">Large</span><span style="font-size: 200%; line-height: normal">Huge</span></div>


Also, all styles not defined by the above sheet are define in:
http://twistypuzzles.com/common/css/site.css

The postbody class div has the following styles on it:

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element {
}

.postbody {
    font-size: 1em;
}

* {
    margin: 0px;
    padding: 0px;
}

.ModuleBoxGreyContent {
    text-align: left;
}

.OuterLayoutCenter {
    font-family: Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;
}

body {
    font-family: Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;
    color: rgb(102, 102, 102);
    font-size: 0.75em;
}

BODY {
    font-size: 0.75em;
    font-family: Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;
    color: rgb(102, 102, 102);
}

html {
    font-size: 100%;
}


So to answer your question, the fonts that are used as part of posts are these fonts, in decreasing order of precedence: Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif

The size is set to 1em

An "em" is relative to the default font size. See here:
http://kyleschaeffer.com/best-practices ... -vs-pt-vs/

I don't see a default size set though so it's using whatever your browser thinks is the default font size. Probably 10 or 12 pt.

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Last edited by Brandon Enright on Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:30 am, edited 1 time in total.

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone know the name of the font used here?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:28 am 
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You can find this out by simply copy-pasting a piece of text from the forum in to Word. The default text is Verdana 9, tiny is 4.5, small 7.5, large 13,5 and huge 18.

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone know the name of the font used here?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:05 pm 
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Thanks. I guess its something I should have been able to figure out myself. I should have realized that a simple copy would have grabbed that info. I copy and past stuff into notepad just to strip off all that formatting info all the time.

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