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[SOLVED] Comic Sans Font Is A No-Show

Old Jul 3, 2010, 04:20 PM
Tim-Beckwith's Avatar
6 posts · Sep 2009
I am using WordPress 3.0 and Atahualpa 3.5.1 to support my retirement hobby (and so far non-income) blog here http://oflanagans.net/ . In:

Theme Options > Overall Style & Config. > Body, Text & Links

I have specified the following code:

font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif;
/* font-family: "times new roman", times, serif; */
font-size: 0.9em;

Which works just as I want it to for the overall site. But in:

Theme Options > Post & Pages > Style POSTS & PAGES > BODY Box

I have tried to customize the look of my posts and pages with the following code:

font-family: "comic sans", arial, sans-serif;
font-size: 1.1em;

Only the second line of that code couplet works as I want. The size of the font on the site is larger for posts and pages. But the “comic sans” specification appears to be ignored.

I could not find anything on this site which said anything about comic sans. Doing a Google search I found this http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic...-in-every-post . The most relevant information in this old post suggests one add:

{font-family: Comic Sans !important;}

by , “On the dashboard, go to Design | Edit CSS, and put it into the textbox. Make sure you select the ‘Add to existing CSS’ option, and you should be good to go. You'll need the Custom CSS upgrade for it to work.”

The “On the dashboard, …” directions apparently refer to an older version of WordPress because I could not see how to apply them now. I did find a “WordPress.com Custom CSS” plugin which said it had been updated to work with WordPress 3.0. But activating the plugin and refreshing my site’s home page immediately generated error messages which would not go away until the plugin was deactivated.

I know there are people who get ill or passionately upset at the thought of using Comic Sans anywhere. But I have artistic reasons for wanting to use it on my site. Can anyone suggest how I might be able to get it to work on my site for posts and pages?

Thanks in advance for your time and consideration of this puzzle.

Last edited by Tim-Beckwith; Jul 4, 2010 at 01:26 PM. Reason: Problem solved (How can I show that? I edited the title but "SOLVED!" is not showing up.)
Old Jul 3, 2010, 04:25 PM
juggledad's Avatar
23,765 posts · Mar 2009
OSX 10.11.5 WP 4.x Atahualpa(all) Safari, Firefox, Chrome
The case in the name is important, try capitalizing the first character of each word in the font name
Is 'Comic Sans'
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Old Jul 4, 2010, 01:19 PM
Tim-Beckwith's Avatar
6 posts · Sep 2009
WOW! Thanks for the quick response. I really did not expect an answer from anybody this weekend. And particularly from you since you are traveling. Hope you are having a safe and enjoyable trip.

Originally Posted by juggledad
The case in the name is important, try capitalizing the first character of each word in the font name
Is 'Comic Sans'
Capitalizing "Comic Sans" had no effect. But your suggestion encouraged me to experiment more with small tinkering. It turns out adding "ms" to the end of the font's name string does the trick. Thus "comic sans ms" works. Tested successfully in Firefox, Google Chrome, and IE8 so far.

I like the effect. It kind of says to readers, "Don't get your knickers in an uproar over anything said here. Take it easy. These are just one guy's personal opinions."


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