Very odd: has anyone ever come across a web font that renders perfectly fine in browsers on Linux and macOS but where the glyphs are corrupted in every browser on Windows? Never seen anything like this before.
@aral I like the aesthetics
@aral woah! I've seen the occasional kerning bug on Windows but _this_ is different
@jalcine Yeah. And the same font displays perfectly well on Linux and macOS.
Shot in the dark, I haven't used windows in a long time, but if I remember correctly then Firefox uses DirectWrite for text rendering on Windows which might explain this.
There should be a setting in about:config to disable it for verification.
You'll have to look the specifics up yourself I'm afraid, life is too short to remember windows specific configuration options ;)
@ck Thanks – alas, it’s the same on Edge, etc. also.
@aral Wow! I’m trying to remember if Mac OS still uses libfreetype for rendering. It might just be a font that is off-spec juuust enough to bother Windows’ renderer but not Freetype. Never seen that kind of glitch before myself and I use primarily Windows at work.
@futzle Thanks, Deborah, it is rather odd! Will get to the bottom of it eventually. I noticed that it works fine on FontSpring (where we bought it from) on Windows so it must be something we’re doing/have done on our end… I have a hunch it might be a mime-type issue perhaps…
@aral If this were the 1990s I’d ask you to check if you set binary mode before you FTPd the file over. 🙂
@futzle Haha, I remember those days (and being bitten by that). Ah, I don’t miss the good ’ol days (well, apart from the lack of online surveillance, that is).
@aral may be it’s not a bug, but a feature? 🤔
@aral oh my this is delightful from an outsider's perspective. No, I haven't seen that before. It looks like SVG shapes that aren't rendering correctly.
@aral I'm curious to know what's the font called. Where can I get it?
I'd like to use it taunt Windows users 😹
@aral yea that definitely looks like a weird vector export thing. I've seen this happen on SVGs when exporting shapes with a border on a non-closed path.
@aral woffs, always howling and causing trouble
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