The logo for the web site, both meta and regular, has the N characters' vertical lines somehow bolder than everything else.

Here's how it renders on my browser:

fat N's

The lines are two pixel columns wide, both columns fully saturated. No other letters are affected AFAICT.

The strange thing is, I'm looking at sprites.png in an image editor, and I cannot locate the same boldness. One column of pixels is with full opacity and the other one isn't.

It's like my browser can't handle PNG transparency for that single letter. (Welcome to 1999?)

Anyone else seeing the same?

I'm on Seamonkey 2.39, FreeBSD 9.3 amd64. (No reproduce on SM 2.40/Win2k3 on the same computer.)

Reproduced on a different computer; on both Opera 12.18 and MSIE11, Windows 8.1.

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    I'm not seeing the same thing. Which browser are you using?
    – Blavius
    Commented Jun 8, 2016 at 15:36
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    Note that there are two background images specified for the sprites in the CSS: PNG and SVG. The SVG comes later so it overrides the PNG as long as your browser supports it. I'm not surprised there is some odd rendering bug with the SVG... Commented Jun 8, 2016 at 20:14
  • I will take a look at this. Thanks for reporting.
    – Paweł
    Commented Jun 9, 2016 at 7:40
  • I think I found where the problem is. Fix has been pushed to repo and waiting for build. It shouldn't take longer than 24h. I will keep an eye on that.
    – Paweł
    Commented Jun 9, 2016 at 9:00
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    Not sure if this is a fix, but at the moment it looks like this: i.sstatic.net/sa0dx.png
    – Earthliŋ Mod
    Commented Jun 9, 2016 at 15:19
  • If there are problems with the font, we could always change it.
    – Earthliŋ Mod
    Commented Jun 9, 2016 at 15:22
  • Yeah, same kind of N for me too. Looks cool though, sort of.
    – oals
    Commented Jun 9, 2016 at 15:24

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Having quite the opposite - missing lines in N letters:

Missing lines in N letters

Ubuntu 14.04, Chrome Version 51.0.2704.84 (64-bit)

  • Also, if I open sprites.svg, I see the same even when I zoom in.
    – scriptin
    Commented Jun 9, 2016 at 18:10
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    You're looking at Paweł's fixed version. The fix was defective, of course.
    – oals
    Commented Jun 9, 2016 at 18:13
  • Oh, I see. Should have read the comments =)
    – scriptin
    Commented Jun 9, 2016 at 18:58
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    I'm having the missing lines too
    – Flaw Mod
    Commented Jun 10, 2016 at 5:06
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    Welcome to JAPA\ESE LA\GUAGE Stack Exchange!
    – user1478
    Commented Jun 10, 2016 at 12:56
  • I have the same, Vivaldi on Windows 10. I didn't have any problems when I first saw this question.
    – Sjiveru
    Commented Jun 10, 2016 at 20:51
  • whoops! i'm not sure how this issue sneaked in, but fix is coming!
    – Paweł
    Commented Jun 11, 2016 at 5:35
  • can anyone confirm it's fixed?
    – Paweł
    Commented Jun 13, 2016 at 7:39
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    Yes, it is fixed, looks perfect! Thank you.
    – scriptin
    Commented Jun 13, 2016 at 9:22

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