Proportional fonts suck



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    May 23 12:18:33 HORDE [error] [imp] FAILED LOGIN for  ekekesi
    May 23 12:19:12 HORDE [error] [imp] FAILED LOGIN for  ekekesi
    May 23 12:21:57 HORDE [error] [imp] FAILED LOGIN for  ekekesi


    Which is why I don't use them. Works fine when I test it:

    May 23 12:22:23 HORDE [notice] [imp] Login success for ekekesi




  • I'm confused... This has something to do with the fact that in the first 3 lines there are two spaces between "for" and "ekekesi"?



  • English,

    Do you speak it. 



  • @dhromed said:

    English,

    Do you speak it. 

     

    Thank you for making me feel even more stupid than I did already. I don't suppose you'd care to explain what this is all about rather than just patronising me? Or is it simply that proportional fonts make it hard to spot when you've accidentally put a space somewhere you shouldn't have? 



  • Sorry, it's been a long day and I feel kind of snappy.

    I have to admit that I agree with the title of this post, since I've spent about 4 or 5 hours over the last few weeks resizing UI elements to deal with what happens when some idiot user decides to call themselves "WWWWWWWWWWWWWWW"

     Shakes fist at an uncaring sky
     



  • Don't apologize, I agree with you. What has speaking English got to do with the question of how manys spaces there are in that line?

    To be fair, dhromed may not have been addressing you. I have no idea what he meant. 



  • Why create user interfaces anyways?

    You need a PHD in psychology to do that right.

    Making things "idiot-proof",

    It is a lost cause. The customers of the company I work for, do not know how to use the scroll bar in their browser.



  • @Devi said:

    Sorry, it's been a long day and I feel kind of snappy.

    I have to admit that I agree with the title of this post, since I've spent about 4 or 5 hours over the last few weeks resizing UI elements to deal with what happens when some idiot user decides to call themselves "WWWWWWWWWWWWWWW"

     Shakes fist at an uncaring sky
     

    Ah, no, the sorry is all on me.

    I was talking to A Suffield.

    I might have made that clearer. :<br>

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    And now I get asuffields post. User tried to login with a space before their username, which was hard to see due to proportional fontings.



  • @dhromed said:


    Ah, no, the sorry is all on me.

    I was talking to A Suffield.

    I might have made that clearer. :<br>

    ============

    And now I get asuffields post. User tried to login with a space before their username, which was hard to see due to proportional fontings.



    It's no problem.

    @Ice ^^ Heat said:



    Why create user interfaces anyways?


    You need a PHD in psychology to do that right.

    Making things "idiot-proof",

    It is a lost cause. The customers of the company I work for, do not know how to use the scroll bar in their browser.

    								</div>
    								</div><p></blockquote>&nbsp;</p><p>Well, our design team was really overworked and I was silly enough to mention that I'd studied HCI and Usability design at university, so I got dragged into doing it. To be honest though, in most of the cases the idiot has been me. We're shipping our game to Europe and North America, so we have to support German, Italian, Spanish and French as well as English. It turns out that English is a relatively economical with it's use of letters, so I'd have a HUD control that could hold:</p><p>Score: 100000</p><p>But not:</p><p>Puntuación: 100000 [Spanish, I think this is what it was, I'm at home so I had to look up the word in a dictionary]</p><p>Or a button that could display:</p><p>Versus</p><p>But not:</p><p>Jugador Contra Jugador [Those pesky Spaniards again]&nbsp;</p><p>And don't even get me started on German...&nbsp;</p>


  • @dhromed said:

    And now I get asuffields post. User tried to login with a space before their username, which was hard to see due to proportional fontings.

    And then they call me and waste my time in figuring out what they're doing wrong. 


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