I would say no because I believe a good site should be stable in layout even while offline. Although content is everything and the new content might not be there, the user can access anything they did before. So if the fonts or the layout changes if the internet suddenly dies or the user is offline a messed up sire night frustrate the user.
It does seem strange, I wonder if perhaps it’s less to-do with the version of Windows you’re running and perhaps the way the font was created. It’s almost like the baseline of the typeface is “jumping” like they didn’t ensure that the height of the font matched each character correctly. Unless it affects other typefaces you use too I might suspect that the issue is with the font itself. I’m not familiar with that particular typeface myself, you might want to check with the foundry.
that’s not what I mean guys. I am aware of the differences between PC and Mac in terms of font rendering. Bolder, thiner, pixelated, aliased, whatever.
Except here I’m getting something I wasn’t expecting to happen and it sure doesn’t happen with any of the other fonts I’ve used : the letters are not aligned properly on PC.
Here is another example :
Can you see how the E and A are not aligned with the other letters?
Maybe it’s not obvious on this crop, but believe me, on the web page it looks crap. I wanted to use this font for headings and in the header as well for nice big bold text, but instead of looking classy it looks totally messed up!
I can deal with aliasing, with bolding or thining, but when it comes to letter alignment, I don’t know what to do.
I don’t think this happens with commonly used fonts, otherwise big chunch of texts would be unreadable on PC and that would be a known issue.
I’m still wondering if it has to do with my version of Windows which is pretty old.
Do you guys know of any websites that use OFL Sorts Mill Goody ?
I remember when I was on Windows PC (roughly 9 years) and switched to the Mac, I was really shocked at the way OS X rendered fonts. They all looked bold and somewhat smudgy to me. After I’d gotten used to it, I get that when I see how fonts rendered on other platforms.
I’d not say they are unusable though. Windows users are used to seeing fonts that way, so there’s nothing wrong in you using that font.