In article <giganews.com>,
Madwen <net> wrote:
I used to use a 12-point 'Charcoal'-like font called 'Virtue'
for reading the the MT-NW news in Classic (still do on my old
Now on Mac 10 I use 'Lucida Grande' at 18-point.
[That's right: I'm _not_ wearing my glasses. ;^) ]
I _do_ know that the font must be selected separately not only
for the Subject/List window and the Article/Text window, but that
it must also be done _for each form of text encoding_.
Every now and then, someone sends a posting using Unicode, and
the whole damn list window appears in some 9-point Geneva or
somesuch. By trial and error I have found that by marking that
header 'Read,' closing the window and reopening, my proper font
is restored. You may be getting messages in unexpected encodings.
Perhaps I should turn Off the "Try to detect article encoding"
option, but this doesn't happen often.
The best way to check the encoding of a message is to go to
the Menubar> Edit> Decode as...> and see if the messages are
coming in as something unusual.
Also, under the MenuBar> MT-NW> Preferences... > Languages,
try a few options. Also note that you can make overriding
settings under the MenuBar> Special> Group Settings; however,
these should have come set to default.
Wayne B. Hewitt Encinitas, CA edu