I'm currently migrating my existing application which runs smoothly in IE 6 to IE 8. While doing so I noticed that the font appearance is different in both the browsers. For example the button names are looking some what bolder in IE 6 than how it appears in IE 8. Also the font of the content inside a grid are not alike. I tried changing the font properties. However it is of no use. Is there a definite solution for this problem? Or is this a bug in IE 8? Can someone please shed some light on this.
Yeah you are correct Paul. Font inside a grid appeared like how I had mentioned. I understand the fact that the text which are rendered in IE8 are more richer than that of IE6. Is there a way to make the text look exactly like how it appears in IE6..
You are approaching this the wrong way. If you had specified your own font settings in CSS, there is nothing you can do. Fonts will look different across browsers, no matter what you do. Unless you want to make all your pages from images or flash.
Quirks mode is a way to solve a past problem. A past problem for you should also be IE6. So, when you're saying "how can I make the better present look like old past" you are making a fundamental mistake.
You should ask your self this instead: "How can I make IE6 look like IE8". Get it?