downtroden — 2011-07-11T16:58:02-04:00 — #1
So I'm using the Lato font face on one of our public sites, and in ie7 the light weight is displaying as expected, ie8 is heavier and closer to a 'regular' weight.
Did something change between ie7 to ie8 on how it handles the @font-face rule?
GeoComfort Geothermal Systems
thanks for any insight.
paulob — 2011-07-12T11:41:55-04:00 — #2
It may be something to do with cleartype which IE8 enables by default I believe. You can uncheck it the tools menu and see if it makes a difference.
downtroden — 2011-07-12T11:53:32-04:00 — #3
nope, light weights are still rendering regular to semi-bold. Amazes me how a single company's product can drag down a global utility such as the internet.
And with all the negative press ie gets, people STILL don't jump ship to another browser.
paulob — 2011-07-12T12:14:04-04:00 — #4
You may need to disable cleartype form the windows control panel instead. I know that when I enabled cleartype all the fonts became fatter.
Of course that may be nothing to do with the issue