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    [Georgia] vs. GA flag

    I found an interesting bug with the Georgia state flag on the Lounge.

    (The GA state flag actually changed again this year since the Lounge flags were updated. The one in your list is the interim flag used in place of the one with the Confederate symbol. That, however, is a side note.)

    Apparently, Georgia must be the only US state (and Republic, to be fair) that also is a font!

    When I tried to insert the Georgia flag in a message, like so, [ Georgia ] (without the spaces) the font of the message changed! To illustrate, I'll put one here : <font face="Georgia">Hereafter, my message uses the Georgia font.

    Now, in my book, this is a VERY low priority problem. I've been posting here on and off for years and never thought to use my state flag. Even if you fix it, I probably won't use it. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> However, it was weird to see the "mysterious" font change.

    Just thought I'd point it out for future reference!

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    Re: [Georgia] vs. GA flag

    Hey - thanks for the warning. I hope the next time I post <img src=/S/flags/Switzerland.gif border=0 alt=Switzerland width=18 height=18> I don't end up with <img src=/S/claude.gif border=0 alt=claude width=21 height=21>

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    Re: [Georgia] vs. GA flag

    You can avoid that problem by using
    <!t>[image]www.wopr.com/S/flags/Georgia.gif[/image]
    (with exact case) to get
    <IMG SRC=http://www.wopr.com/S/flags/Georgia.gif>

    ... and what about the Commonwealths, eh? <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: [Georgia] vs. GA flag

    Hmmm
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    Re: [Georgia] vs. GA flag

    Fonts with the names of places/states/countries, other than Georgia?

    Algerian (possibly the most horrible font in the known universe, other than the fun/grotesque font styles)
    Tahoma (site of famous collapsing bridge...)

    Aachen (also known as Aix-la-Chapelle)
    Carolina (a BitStream font)
    Claivaux (ditto)
    Herculanum (ditto)
    WiesbadenSwing (BitStream/Linotype)

    ... and so on (I got bored...)
    <font face="Script MT Bold"><font color=blue><big><big>John</big></big></font color=blue></font face=script>

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    Re: [Georgia] vs. GA flag

    Hey - don't forget Geneva!

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    Re: [Georgia] vs. GA flag

    Mr. Picky here
    <hr>Tahoma (site of famous collapsing bridge...)<hr>

    It was actually the Tacoma Narrows bridge
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    Re: [Georgia] vs. GA flag

    Steve

    Hardly picky! I was just plain wrong (I blame the assonance...!).
    <font face="Script MT Bold"><font color=blue><big><big>John</big></big></font color=blue></font face=script>

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    Re: [Georgia] vs. GA flag

    Bowlie

    I know "Swiss" was a very trivial rework of Helvetica, renamed to avoid copyright problems, but was Geneva the same (but originally for the Mac, originally pre-TrueType)?

    Later...
    "Apple system font designed as a bitmap by Susan Kare. Its name reflects the intention to imitate those epitomes of the Swiss style in type design, Helvetica and Univers. "
    <font face="Script MT Bold"><font color=blue><big><big>John</big></big></font color=blue></font face=script>

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    Re: [Georgia] vs. GA flag

    Oooh! "Univers"--perhaps the ultimate example! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: [Georgia] vs. GA flag

    As in "Life, the <font color=blue>Univers</font color=blue> and Everything" (Douglas Adams)?
    <font face="Script MT Bold"><font color=blue><big><big>John</big></big></font color=blue></font face=script>

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