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  • Between 09.00 and 21.00 (UK time) on Wednesday, 25 May 2011, the font throughout my entire web site changed from whatever it was to Times New Roman!!! I didn’t do it. Who did it? And why?

    Not only is it an invasion, it’s damned annoying, because now the menus don’t fit evenly, and the series of underscore characters now look like dashes instead of a nice continuous line.

    Can anyone throw any light on this mystery, please?

    How can I change it back to how it was, anyone?

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  • esmi


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    No one has changed anything on your theme from what I can see. The main font is still set as follows:

    body {
        color: #333333;
        font-family: "Lucida Bright",Verdana,Georgia,Inherit,"Times New Roman",Arial,Sans-Serif,serif;
        font-size: 100.01%;
        line-height: 1;
        text-align: justify;

    My guess is that you lost the Lucida Bright,Verdana,Georgia and or Inherit fonts on your own computer. The fonts on a web site normally depend upon the viewer having those fonts available on their computer.

    A good suggestion, Esmi, but the first thing I did was to check it on another computer at a different IP address. The font was still the wrong one.

    I’ll check the .css code later today, and report back.

    Thanks for your input, Esmi. It led me directly to the solution.

    I removed “Lucinda Bright” from the list, leaving Verdana as the first default font. Things still didn’t line up as they did before, but I’ve fixed that also. It’s better to have Verdana as the first choice instead of whatever the previous font was, anyway, because it exists on probably all computers.

    As to the reason why this incident just happened of its own accord, that’ll have to remain a mystery. (Cue T Z music.)

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