Caslon Antique for the Board?

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self explanatory i guess but would it be possible to have an option of the caslon antique font for signatures etc?
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I've tried something like that in forum themes before but the main issue is that caslon antique (or at least the web font version of it) is illegible at small sizes - it's so think and ornate that small characters (eg 10pt) just looks like a dark blob. you can't make out individual letters.

for example, in the site name and description in the header:
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THE SISTERS OF MERCY FORUM
"THE SISTERS OF MERCY FORUM" bit is 18pt

that's fine when it's uppercase - caslon antique works better in uppercase - but when it's in lowercase you quickly start to see how tricky it gets. much smaller and it's illegible :(

for eg:

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it really works best as a poster font, for headings and titles, at larger font sizes

when it's applied to entire sentences or paragrahs of text, or god forbid whole web pages, it's basically unreadable (i'm sure folks have seen goth fan sites and homepages that use caslon antique for everything, and you can't read it)
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Yeah I did some fancy-schmancy thing a few years back to try to get Caslon on HL and unfortunately as an online typeface it's virtually illegible.
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Yeah serif fonts were designed to work in print, while due to the nature of screen pixels, sans serifs will be better suited for web based/digital typography. Especially as you point out, at smaller sizes. Even with yer fancy dandy Retina display
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markfiend wrote:
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Yeah I did some fancy-schmancy thing a few years back to try to get Caslon on HL and unfortunately as an online typeface it's virtually illegible.
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It's straightforward enough on Wordpress so I tried it on the Abridged website but agree completely, doesn't work at all. Sadly!
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My apologies for failing to see these replies at all -it wasn't deliberate ignorance i assure you. thanks for your efforts and explanations. :notworthy:
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And I knerw the words to every song
Did my singing please you?
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