Safari vs. Firefox

Showing that Safari handles text much more beautifully and much more accurately than Firefox. Because Lucida Grande lacks true italics, and Lucida Sans includes italics, we’ve listed Lucida Sans first in this version of the style sheet. Both browers handle the page like a dream—but it is only a good dream in Safari.

Questions for discussion

  1. In Firefox, why is “now in its second edition. I can’t” midway between roman and bold (and poorly antialiased)? Firefox bungles roman text that follows italics.
  2. In Firefox, why do the italics look like a combination of real italics and fake italics?
  3. In Firefox, why doesn't hyphenation work?