In the font used for usernames, the X is oddly distinctly larger than the other letters (see: my username on answers here and on the main site). Not just a little, like it seems like a half-capital compared to the rest.

  • \$\begingroup\$ which browser/windows version? \$\endgroup\$
    – wax eagle
    Apr 14 '12 at 3:36
  • \$\begingroup\$ it looks fine me to me... what browser/ver/os? \$\endgroup\$
    – Jin
    Apr 14 '12 at 5:53
  • \$\begingroup\$ Firefox 11 but not IE8 on Windows XP. \$\endgroup\$
    – mxyzplk
    Apr 14 '12 at 13:28
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    \$\begingroup\$ It tricked C. Ross: rpg.stackexchange.com/q/13509/2161 \$\endgroup\$
    – dlras2
    Apr 14 '12 at 17:42
  • \$\begingroup\$ Confirmed on Windows 7 x64 with chrome. But NOT IE8 - the x is normal sized in IE8. \$\endgroup\$
    – dpatchery
    Apr 18 '12 at 14:07

I'm experiencing the same effect (both with Chrome/Windows 7 and IE9/Windows 7).

It's very weird. the over-sized x appears only on HTML elements using the Lusitana Regular font. However, small caps letters of said font seem to be all in line with one another.

If your computer/browser doesn't have said font installed (mine doesn't), the CSS instructs the browser to use the Palatino Linotype which, again, has a "regular" small caps x.

I didn't experimented further; but if I have to bet on something, I'd say that the Lusitana font stored on the stackexchange server is not the regular version.


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