Lucida Sans Unicode bad choice for first *Windows* font in admin style
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In the admin styling, the first fallback font for Lucida Grande is Lucida Sans Unicode. Since Lucida Grande is not available in Windows Systems, Lucida Sans Unicode is what Windows browsers use. This is bad, *mainly* for *two* reasons.
Lucida Sans Unicode:
- has no bold variation
- has no italics variation
As a consequence, <em>phasized and <strong> text, and any bolded text in general, look bad, and the whole admin area looks bad.
Please, consider replacing Lucida Sans Unicode with a proper Windows font.
For an interesting comparison, see screenshots of WP 2.7 Beta 1 in link below, made in Firefox for Linux:
WordPress 2.7: Ten useful new features
(That’s my site, btw.)
The Linux box has none of the fonts specified in the admin stylesheet, so Firefox uses a modern, professional replacement font (Liberation by Red Hat), and the admin area looks much better than it does in Windows.
If you are interested, please let me know and I’ll make some Windows screenshots.
- with Lucida Sans Unicode
- with Verdana instead
- with Arial instead (it would not be my first choice, because its Greek and Cyrillic sripts are not very well designed)
- with Trebuchet MS instead
- with one of the MS ClearType fonts instead (but they are problematic because of their relatively small x-height and what this can cause when a replacement font is used)