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The current color of the font looks too light in my opinion. Would it be okay if I removed that associated code to make it more legible? -- Kapra (talk) 01:22, 2 March 2016 (EST)

This is just something I setup as a stopgap measure. If you can make it look decent I'd very much appreciate it. <3 ----Fenrial talk 04:17, 2 March 2016 (EST)

Geneva or Times New Roman?

Currently, this template uses font-family: Geneva; for the main text of the quote.

Problem is, this declaration has no fallback fonts. So it shows completely different fonts to readers, depending on whether they have Geneva installed or not.

Since Geneva is typically on Apple systems only, PC and Android readers are probably seeing their browser default font — Times New Roman, likely. This means providing fallback fonts, e.g. font-family: Geneva,Tahoma,Verdana,sans-serif;, is a noticeable change for them.

On the other hand, I could change it to Times-like fonts. But then everyone using Macs or iPhones would notice the new font, because they are currently seeing Geneva.

Bit of a rock and a hard place. Which way does everyone prefer?

Option 1: What Mac and iPhone now see, “Geneva, Tahoma, Verdana, sans-serif. ABC xyz 123.”Option 2: What PC and Android now see, “Times New Roman, Times, Georgia, serif. ABC xyz 123.”

Rigel Kent (talk) 20:09, 8 July 2017 (BST)

Skip the font names and add "serif" as a default, if you feel you must. margotbean (talk) 02:25, 9 July 2017 (BST)
Hmm, I looked through the history, and I think I see where the miscommunication was. The Mac/iPhone user with Geneva used 1em font size, and (sorry if I'm intruding!) I think you see it in Times which, I think you noticed correctly, is small and hard to read at 1em italic. Perhaps as a compromise, use the Geneva font stack so the template doesn't have to guess which of two different fonts of unequal sizes everybody sees, but revert the font size so it isn't huge for PC/Android?Compromise: Geneva font stack at normal size, “Geneva, Tahoma, Verdana, sans-serif. ABC xyz 123.” Rigel Kent (talk) 17:43, 9 July 2017 (BST)
Well... double hmm! I did not realize that Geneva was a sans-serif font! (I think I assumed it was a proprietary form of Georgia for some reason...)
You guessed correctly, I am viewing Times New Roman on a PC. I can't believe no one said anything before this, I changed the font size to 1.1em months ago...
I think the best solution would be to use web fonts, which would require the Admin to change the stylesheet. Ideally, the wiki would detect the device and use sans-serif for Apple products and serif for others. That way, no one sees a sudden major font change.
Let me elevate this to the Admin, and let's wait for his input, all right? I don't want Apple users to suffer with a HUGE font any longer, but at the same time, sans-serif quotes look hideous to me. Let's see if we can work out something pleasing to all. I'll message Katzeus (the Admin) today, but he might not see the message till Monday. Thanks for persisting, and explaining the problem.  :) margotbean (talk) 19:06, 9 July 2017 (BST)
p.s. I just changed the font-size back to 1em, I will suffer with tiny quotes until we can reach a final solution. margotbean (talk) 19:42, 9 July 2017 (BST)
A webfont could do it, but Tahoma is pretty darn close to Geneva. And since pretty much everyone has Tahoma these days, might even skip Verdana: font-family: Geneva,Tahoma,sans-serif;. Rigel Kent (talk) 04:33, 10 July 2017 (BST)
Right -- I was thinking from both sides of my brain at the same time there. I was thinking "one webfont for everyone", but even a webfont cannot be both serif and sans-serif at the same time. lol margotbean (talk) 20:51, 10 July 2017 (BST)
Rigel, please wait for the Admin before changing the font. margotbean (talk) 05:32, 12 July 2017 (BST)
Sorry I'm just getting caught up on this. I think we should actually try to make both platforms have serif fonts - that's what I think the design was for PC and what was the intended design for both (I didn't actually make the original template). Mac/iOS users may see a font-change, but less worried about maintaining consistency with them then design consistency across platforms. What do you both think? Katzeus (talk) 13:56, 12 July 2017 (BST)
I was always pro-serif for italicized text. From what I can find on the web, Georgia & Times New Roman are common to all devices. I've tested Georgia and TNR at 1.1em, and both look fine to me. margotbean (talk) 19:49, 12 July 2017 (BST)
Since Rigel has logged in a few times but given no feedback, I've gone ahead and changed the template. margotbean (talk) 18:47, 16 July 2017 (BST)
Works for me - thanks! Katzeus (talk) 14:18, 17 July 2017 (BST)