fonts

hey guys i need my fonts to look a like in all the standard browsers

i am using font face but in google chrome it does not look nice but IE and firefox looks good.

how can i make the font look the same?

i used

-webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased;
text shawdow:

JCWEBHOSTAsked:
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Jagadishwor DulalSenior Web DeveloperCommented:
try using font-smooth property also.
JCWEBHOSTAuthor Commented:
for google chrome?

can you post the code?
Jagadishwor DulalSenior Web DeveloperCommented:
try adding

-webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased;
font-smoothing: antialiased;

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JCWEBHOSTAuthor Commented:
not showing a differents
Jagadishwor DulalSenior Web DeveloperCommented:
Are you using text shawdow: values of not?
JCWEBHOSTAuthor Commented:
yes, have a look at my url

http://www.thermowise.co.za/
COBOLdinosaurCommented:
to get anti-aliasing in chrome you need this plugin



Cd&
COBOLdinosaurCommented:
However they are still not going to look exactly the same in all browser.  The browsers come from different manufacturers and it would not be reasonable to expect them to be the same when they do not exactly follow all the standards.


Cd&
Alicia St RoseOwner & Principle Developer/DesignerCommented:
The only way I've had the fonts look exactly the same across all browsers is by using Cufon. But I love @fontface so much so I rarely use Cufon.
COBOLdinosaurCommented:
I have the very old fashioned idea that web developers should respect users' right.  Setting font properties infringes on the users right to view pages with the settings they want.  If you leave it to the user to select the fonts, how can they be unhappy with the way they look?


Cd&
JCWEBHOSTAuthor Commented:
this plugin anti-aliasing   can i use it in my project?

couse people with not know to download it.
COBOLdinosaurCommented:
They do not have to download it. You put it on your web page so you can use the functions to clean up the text that is on the page with the plugin code.


Cd&  
JCWEBHOSTAuthor Commented:
how do i put it on my page?
COBOLdinosaurCommented:
Why don't you go to the site and get the download and installation instruction.  I don't need them, and my time is better spent in serious questions instead of nonsense about how fonts look.

Cd&
Alicia St RoseOwner & Principle Developer/DesignerCommented:
Wow, COBOdinosaur.
I think that your response was a bit harsh. If you have better things to do with you time, wouldn't it be better to avoid this question all together. This isn't "nonsense" to JCWEBHOST. They are paying for this service and are looking for help.

COBOLdinosaurCommented:
They are paying for this service and are looking for help

They pay for access to the site; not daycare.  If you want to take them by the hand be my guest. At some point you discover whether or not you are dealing with a professional.  Questions like this have been asked hundreds of times. Most of the time questioners are professional enough to accept the limits of technology and move on. No one visits a site because the fonts look good, and no avoids a site because of some ragged edges... they visit for content and usability, and that is what professionals focus on.


Cd&
Alicia St RoseOwner & Principle Developer/DesignerCommented:
With all due respect, COBOLdinosaur, we have clients who pay us money and request that their designs look very close, if not identical in all browsers. There are technologies allowing fonts to look the same across all browsers, Cufon, being one of them. Back in the day, no one really cared about how the web looked. Now businesses want to put their best face forward. With the dissolution of print media, the web is becoming more and more an arena for graphic design, with emphasis on typography to reflect branding. A company willing to spend 40 grand for a website, better get what they want.

We are professionals and we are currently working (not retired) in a rapidly changing industry. Not everyone wants their site to look like it was done in Frontpage.

Unfortunately, JCWEBHOST's thread has been hijacked. JCWEBHOST, I apologize and suggest you close out this question and ask it again. Perhaps you'll get help instead of insults on the second go round.

Do look into Cufon it may be the answer for  you.

JCWEBHOSTAuthor Commented:
thank you.......
COBOLdinosaurCommented:
@laughhearty,

When you have answered enough questions to earn a cert, and have earned the right to be called an Expert; then you can lecture, until then you are just another noisy wannabe.

I suggest you spend some time looking at current data on what is important to users of web sites.  They decide success or failure of an online business;  you won't find nice font or pretty design in the list.  Then you can look at  e-commerce from the SEO view, and see how important fonts are.  I would be very interested to know how you think cufon improves usability, accessibility, and page rankings.  If you actually cared about you clients who want to spend 40 grand on a website, you would be giving them what makes money for them instead of encouraging them to waste resources on nonsense like how fonts look.

BTW, I may be retired but the 6 developers who work for me all generate very nice revenues doing things my way.

Cd&

Alicia St RoseOwner & Principle Developer/DesignerCommented:
@COBOdinosaur

I appreciate your concern for usability, accessibility and page rankings. I have the same concerns and it a relief to know there are other web professionals who care. I love the challenge of crafting something captivating, beautiful and User friendly for the visitor, yet keeping the client's preferences in mind. But, it is my belief the site visitor's experience reigns supreme.

I noticed that you are very active on Experts-Exchange and have earned quite a few expert points. That is commendable and what makes EE a vibrant and refreshing place on the web for the exchange of knowledge.

I value this resource very much and have always encountered helpful people, who are not willing to judge anyone's inquiry. It's nice to feel like you can ask anything and receive a helpful, polite response from your peers. So I was disappointed with your response to JCWEBHOST. I felt your response went beyond answering the question and actually criticized the questioner. Your final response on this thread to me, also cast a judgement on someone you've never met.

I don't find Expert points on this forum a boon to my resume nor a criteria for expressing my feelings and thoughts. I don't answer many questions here because I'm busy solving the Web design/development needs of my clients' projects.  

I would like to maintain good will on this valuable forum. I profoundly understand that there are different perspectives in the Web Designer/Developer arena. I appreciate your knowledge of monetization  and marketability of a web presence.
I would hope it's some comfort to you to know there is an army of folks who are passionate about design, topography and UX as well and can aptly take care of those client needs.

Sincerely and respectfully,
L~
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