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December 17th, 2002
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So, they "updated" my fonts. Now things look too wide, at least in Netscape. For example, the insertion cursor is behind the text as I'm typing this, resulting in me not being able to see the last character or so of the line. This is also happening on my friends page, which is annoying. Of course, I have no real work reason to complain about it, so I would feel weird saying anything to them.

"See, here on my LiveJournal page, where it doesn't look right? Can you fix that so I can properly waste time during the day?"

If anyone has any suggestions, I'd be happy to hear them. I'm on Mac OS 10.2, and I don't have administrator access to my machine. And I need the new fonts so that apostrophes appear correctly in the documents that I work with. Blah. Maybe I'll get lucky and the fonts will look weird in my actual work stuff, too.

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From:majes
Date:December 17th, 2002 05:36 am (UTC)

Second hit with an apple this morning

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So this is the second time today I've had a mac question pointed in my general direction; Unfortunately, I have to give the same answer as I did this morning - that being a helpful shrug, and a "I dunno". Three years ago, I knew the mac OS inside and out, and would have been able to figure just about anything of this sort. Being in a land devoid of macs (actually we have an installed base of 2%) I've not done any support on them in a long time; I've also been out of a support role for a long time too. Finally, I've had no experience with Mac OS 10.2 - other than buying it for my real techs. The other question I was asked this morning was someone looking for help running a non-OS 10.2 compatible program in OS 10.2. I looked at it failing to run, and realized I had no idea where to start with this situation. Man - tech skills rust fast.
I'm happy at least that I've kept up my Windows side of my skill set; give me a question regard 98/2000/XP and I'll be all over it.
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From:prog
Date:December 17th, 2002 06:03 am (UTC)
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First, I'd check your Netscape prefs to see if you can change the fonts and styles you want to use for different stuff.

You can also place your own font files into ~/Library/Fonts (where ~ is your home folder), and they should become available to you (and nobody else) across your applications.
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From:queue
Date:December 17th, 2002 06:08 am (UTC)
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Okie, I changed Netscape's serif font from Times to Times New Roman, and that fixed the width issues. It looks a bit different, but I think I can get used to it.

Thanks.
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