Bug ID: 63591
Summary: Windows renders Liberation Sans in very ugly way
OS: Windows 7
Component: Skin and page rendering
CC: krinklem...@gmail.com, matma....@gmail.com
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Created attachment 15031
Liberation Sans Windows 7
After the last changes Liberation Sans precedes Arial in font-family for
article body. It should not change anything on Windows, as it does not have
Liberation Sans installed by default. However, it is not the case when someone
uses LibreOffice. It installs Liberation Sans what results in Wikimedia pages
being renders with this font.
Windows has significant problems with rendering Liberation Sans (Linux does it
fine). Just take a look on screenshots attached. Letters are smudged and
blurry. Reading is tiring for the eye. I use default ClearType settings,
without any custom tuning.
Therefore, I would expect Liberation Sans not to being used on Windows, even
when it is present in system.
Unfortunately, it would mean serving css file dynamically, basing on useragent
header. Therefore, I think that the better way is to revert back font-family to
the old setting (or place "Liberation Sans" after sans-serif at least).
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