As a Firefox 3 user, I was mystified when I upgraded from FF 2 to see that a few sites had some very ugly italic text going on. The number of sites not rendering “properly” has steadily grown to the point where I decided to figure out what the hell was going on.
Well it seems that FF3 doesn’t render “Helvetica Neue” very well… in fact it does a very bad job indeed!
Now I have lots of variations of Helvetica and Helvetica Neue on my system, but Vista seems to be having some difficulties with the anti-aliasing in Firefox.
Is anyone else seeing the same behaviour in their browser?
More to the point is anyone getting sick of using Firebug to modify the css on the fly to remove Helvetica Neue from the stylesheet!?
PS. for the record this font looks equally as crap in IE7 on my system.
UPDATE: Here’s another fairly popular site that’s using Helvetica Neue and this is what it looks like on my system – tut, tut Adobe.