Script and Cursive Fonts, Major Browsers

© 1 Feb., 2013, Martin Rinehart

I asked Google to "define: cursive." It said, "Adjective: Written with the characters joined. Noun: Writing with such a style." Wikipedia elaborated on, but did not disagree with, this definition. The W3C CSS 2.1 Recommendation says of the generic cursive: "The glyphs are partially or completely connected, and the result looks more like handwritten pen or brush writing...". What happens if you believe this?

The following screen shots were taken in four major browsers, using <span>s within an <h1> tag. My default <h1> element has a CSS3 drop shadow. (Did you think that would work in IE9?)

Screen shots were taken to precisely record the entire content area of an <h1> element. These use the current versions of the browsers as of 1 February, 2013.

Script and cursive fonts in the Chrome browser.

Script and cursive fonts in the Firefox browser.

Script and cursive fonts in the MSIE9 browser.

Script and cursive fonts in the Opera browser.


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