[Beta] Plain text compose font

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by Ildhund, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. Ildhund

    Ildhund Guest

    Regardless of the setting at [no name tab] > Options > Mail > Compose > Font settings, my composition uses Calibri Regular 12pt Black. This seems to be new to Beta 2 (I can't remember otherwise), but is it like that for everyone?

    I notice a whole new Compose sub-key with hardly any entries; its contents appear to have been lifted from WLWriter.
     
    Ildhund, Aug 18, 2010
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  2. You're right, but it's an improvement. Beta 1 used a horrible 9 pt Times New Roman.

    Gary VanderMolen, Microsoft MVP (Mail)
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    "Ildhund" wrote in message
    Regardless of the setting at [no name tab] > Options > Mail > Compose > Font settings, my composition uses Calibri Regular 12pt
    Black. This seems to be new to Beta 2 (I can't remember otherwise), but is it like that for everyone?

    I notice a whole new Compose sub-key with hardly any entries; its contents appear to have been lifted from WLWriter.
     
    Gary VanderMolen, Aug 18, 2010
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  3. Ildhund

    Ron Sommer Guest

    My compose font settings are working.

    -- Ron Sommer
    MS MVP- Windows Live Mail

    "Ildhund" wrote in message
    Regardless of the setting at [no name tab] > Options > Mail > Compose > Font
    settings, my composition uses Calibri Regular 12pt Black. This seems to be
    new to Beta 2 (I can't remember otherwise), but is it like that for
    everyone?

    I notice a whole new Compose sub-key with hardly any entries; its contents
    appear to have been lifted from WLWriter.
     
    Ron Sommer, Aug 19, 2010
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  4. My font stays stubbornly on 12pt Calibri while composing in plain test,
    ignoring my settings for mail and news.
    At least it beats that horrible 9pt Times New Roman of beta 1.


    Gary VanderMolen, Microsoft MVP (Mail)
    ------------------------------------------------------

    "Ron Sommer" wrote in message
    My compose font settings are working.

    -- Ron Sommer
    MS MVP- Windows Live Mail

    "Ildhund" wrote in message
    Regardless of the setting at [no name tab] > Options > Mail > Compose > Font
    settings, my composition uses Calibri Regular 12pt Black. This seems to be
    new to Beta 2 (I can't remember otherwise), but is it like that for
    everyone?

    I notice a whole new Compose sub-key with hardly any entries; its contents
    appear to have been lifted from WLWriter.
     
    Gary VanderMolen, Aug 19, 2010
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  5. Ildhund

    ...winston Guest

    Noel,
    Same here for **plain text**

    Iirc, with Office 2007, the default 'Styles' changed from Times New Roman(Office 2003) to take advantage of Clear Type technology with Calibri 11pt as the new default(Cambria for headings)...thus looks like another feature borrowed(shared code ?) with Office(e.g. Spell Checker and Custom Dictionary also Office code).

    Also, in the message composition window(this plain text reply) directly above the message's Ribbon the border shows shows the message subject and suffixed with -Unicode (UTF-8)

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    ....winston
    ms-mvp mail

    "Ildhund" wrote in message
    Regardless of the setting at [no name tab] > Options > Mail > Compose > Font settings, my composition uses Calibri Regular 12pt Black. This seems to be new to Beta 2 (I can't remember otherwise), but is it like that for everyone?

    I notice a whole new Compose sub-key with hardly any entries; its contents appear to have been lifted from WLWriter.
     
    ...winston, Aug 19, 2010
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  6. Ildhund

    ...winston Guest

    For Plain text ?
    Alt F/Options/Mail/Compose afaik is applicable to Html composition, not Plain Text.

    Like Gary's my plain text compose(new or reply) shows Calibri 12 pt and doesn't appear to change with any configurable setting or subsequent close/open.


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    ....winston
    ms-mvp mail

    "Ron Sommer" wrote in message
    My compose font settings are working.

    -- Ron Sommer
    MS MVP- Windows Live Mail

    "Ildhund" wrote in message
    Regardless of the setting at [no name tab] > Options > Mail > Compose > Font
    settings, my composition uses Calibri Regular 12pt Black. This seems to be
    new to Beta 2 (I can't remember otherwise), but is it like that for
    everyone?

    I notice a whole new Compose sub-key with hardly any entries; its contents
    appear to have been lifted from WLWriter.
     
    ...winston, Aug 19, 2010
    #6
  7. My font stays stubbornly on 12pt Calibri while composing in plain test,


    How do you tell? With Calibri and 12 being grey in the UI? Or some kind
    of font style and size check?...

    FWIW I just clicked the Rich text (HTML) button. Supposedly the Font style
    changed to Arial and I think maybe the font size changed a bit. I guess I
    should do a PrintScrn of each case...

    I pasted both cases into WordPad and zoomed them to 500% and I guess there
    is a slight difference in width?

    What would be a more convincing test of your claim? ; )

    Do Internet Options Accessibility dialog settings change the result? Also,
    has anyone checked what an IE6 user would see? <eg>


    Robert
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    Robert Aldwinckle, Aug 20, 2010
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  8. Ildhund

    ...winston Guest

    Yep..

    gggg

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    ....winston
    ms-mvp mail

    That, too, but look at a lower-case 'g'. It's the easiest way to distinguish between various MS fonts –
    Arial g, Tahoma g, SegoeUI g and Calibri g.
    Not here - IE8 on Win7 Pro 64 bit.
     
    ...winston, Aug 20, 2010
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