Get all your questions answered about our latest Photosynth Technical Preview.
I've noticed that when a synth is loading at the beginning when the thumbnails, depth maps, + geometry are loading and the percentage loaded is displayed in text in the middle of the synth that the typeface displayed differs fairly heavily between browsers and operating systems.
I'm not a web dev, but is this due to differing available typefaces on different OSes or simply default serif and sans serif typefaces in particular browsers or is it something like inconsistent support for web fonts between browsers?
Do you intend for this to be more uniform in the future?
Most surprising to me was that on MacOS it was a serif typeface whereas on Windows it is a sans-serif.
We fixed this in the tiny update we just pushed. We should now default to a sans serif font if the desired font (one of the segoe ones) isn't present.
Thanks, I noticed. It's bit bold on the Mac at present for being an alternative to the Segoe family.
I wish I had a few Linux distros lying around to see what's happening there or knew of what typefaces are included by default on Linux + Mac OSX that would be a closer fit.
Please forgive my ignorance, but doesn't @font-face in CSS3 allow you to embed the font of choice and transmit it with the rest of the page? Wouldn't you, as Microsoft, be allowed to transmit the desired Segoe fonts to the user's browser for use on the site?