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Forum font question

Post by white exec » 07 Aug 2016, 11:18

Sometimes need to print out of few pages from the Forum.
No problem with graphics, photos, headers etc., but the simple body text of posts gets badly font-approximated/substituted for me.
Could someone identify the font in use, so I can install it, and get a decent text printout?

It's just this chunk of text (in blue) that's the problem. Everything else is fine.

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Re: Forum font question

Post by myglaren » 07 Aug 2016, 12:05

Comes up as Liberation Serif for me. Which it isn't :)
Closest approximation I have stumbled over is Free Sans.

Note that I use Linux only so you may have issues with that.

Naturally the system decided it was out of ink (it isn't) and only printed the first two lines but they came out perfectly legible and formatted although transposed into Free Sans.
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Re: Forum font question

Post by white exec » 07 Aug 2016, 13:11

Thanks for the pointers, Steve.
Found the answer: its Tahoma.
Downloaded WhatFont (Chrome extension), which allows any screen text to be id'd.
Must make sure my printer PC has it installed.
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Re: Forum font question

Post by myglaren » 07 Aug 2016, 13:16

Pleased you found it!
I'm afraid I just copied and pasted it into Libre Office Writer and fiddled with fonts until I found a visual match.
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