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Attention Matthew Good Fans Who Are Also Linux Users

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I'm having a hard time with fonts on my Linux machine. Below is Matt's blog from my Windows machine and my Linux machine:


His titles ("Murderers Are Murderers") are using Helvetica. But somehow, Firefox 3, 3.1 Beta and Chronium on Ubuntu does see Helvetica and replaces it by some other font.


I've got Helvetica installed and when I type "Murderers Are Murderers" in OpenOffice and set the font to Helvetica, it looks exactly the same as on Windows.


Does anyone have the same problem? Do you have a solution?


Thanks ;)

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I patched a bug in that version of Firefox ;)


But I think this might be a CSS issue...


>body {
text-align: center;
margin: 0px;
font-family: 'lucida grande', helvetica;
font-size: 12px;


I think since 'lucida grande' was specified as the first font-famiy, it's trying to render that. Might be a Unix build issue since there's random bits of code written OS specific..

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I am running 64 bit Intrepid and Firefox 3.0.7

For me, it shows up in Helvetica, but the size of the typeface, as well as the kerning, seem to be different than your Windows screenshot.

I am just curious.. what did the people on the Ubuntu forums say?

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