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Font and styles not rendering properly in Amaya

From: Shriramana Sharma <jamadagni@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 10 May 2005 17:17:18 +0530
Message-ID: <42809F46.8050403@gmail.com>
To: www-amaya@w3.org

I'm using Amaya 9.1 on Windows XP Home SP1 on a Celeron 800 laptop.

I tried using Amaya to read my website (http://samvit.org), both offline 
  (my local copy) and online. I was surprised to see that the styles 
suggested by my CSS were not rendered properly by Amaya. That means - 
some layout like the color scheme etc were implemented, but the size of 
the h- elements, and more importantly for me, the serif fonts which I 
recommended using:

body { font-family: Gentium, "Palatino Linotype", Verdana, Tahoma, serif; }

namely Gentium and Palatino - do not get used at all, though my system 
certainly has them (those fonts). I wonder why. It's only in the 
*absence* of a previous font that a later font suggested in a stylesheet 
gets used, no? Or is Amaya trying to behaving like an *average* system, 
where the two serif fonts I suggested do not necessarily exist?

Does Amaya then have an internal list of "web-safe fonts"?

Even this does not answer the question of why the styles are not 
implemented as recommended by me.

Also: I found that Amaya doesn't give any space between <p> elements, 
while Mozilla does, automatically. Since I used Mozilla in the 
previewing of my web pages before I uploaded them, I thought all the 
paragraphs are nicely spaced. But Amaya doesn't show them spaced at all. 
What to do? If I explicitly suggest a margin-top margin-bottom value 
pair for the <p> element using CSS, can I trust to it that all browsers 
that support CSS will space the <p> elements uniformly?

Thanks in advance...


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