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Inconsistencies in Font Size across platforms

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I use Evernote on my Windows PC, on the web with my Linux machine, on my Android phone and on my MacBook Pro. I set the default font and size to Verdana and Size 14 but the font and sizes are inconsistent across platforms.

  • If I write a note on Windows, it will be Verdana Size 18 on OSX and it's bigger on Android than normal.
  • If I write a note on OSX, it will be Verdana Size 11 on Windows and fine on Android
  • If I write a note on the web app, it actually works fine as Verdana Size 14
  • If I write a note on the android app, it sometimes defaults to Helvetica and I have to change it on Windows or OSX to Verdana

How can I get consistent sizing between OS's?

It is now working fine on a test note but some notes I have always change and have different fonts when I try to edit or add something on different devices.

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Hi, @Supez, and welcome to the forums. Sadly, there is no way to achieve consistent formatting across all platforms. This has been a long-standing complaint of many Evernote users. Supposedly, EN is working on achieving greater cross-platform consistency in the editor; hopefully, this will be part of that process; but regrettably, not yet.

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Ugh, that sucks. This is practically the only reason I'm considering moving to OneNote and staying there. The only reason I didn't stay with OneNote before is because they don't have an edit button on mobile and having a to-do list with checkbox is annoying without that as you always bring up the keyboard by accident.

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18 hours ago, Dave-in-Decatur said:

Hi, @Supez, and welcome to the forums. Sadly, there is no way to achieve consistent formatting across all platforms. This has been a long-standing complaint of many Evernote users. Supposedly, EN is working on achieving greater cross-platform consistency in the editor; hopefully, this will be part of that process; but regrettably, not yet.

Funny thing is default font on one platform (whatever it might be) does not appear as default font on another platform (whatever it may be).  No easy way to code it I suppose...

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On 8/28/2018 at 12:19 PM, CalS said:

Funny thing is default font on one platform (whatever it might be) does not appear as default font on another platform (whatever it may be).  No easy way to code it I suppose...

Microsoft's OneNote never had this problem, Apple Notes (Works just the same on a web browser on any device), Google Keep, etc. Evernote is the only note taking app I've ever used where this happens; what's the point of being able to use the product on multiple devices if they don't even appear the same across them and always require constant reformatting. Evernote also isn't free for more than 2 devices and they don't even have a basic feature that other free services provide. Really disappointed as I love Evernote but this bug annoys the hell out of me.

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I'm having the same issue. At least, when I view the note on my computer it looks fine there.

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On 8/28/2018 at 12:19 PM, CalS said:

Funny thing is default font on one platform (whatever it might be) does not appear as default font on another platform (whatever it may be).  No easy way to code it I suppose...

Probably because different OS's ship with different typeface sets, so default font is necessarily OS-specific.

I created a simple text note in Android,, opened in in  the Windows client, and exported it to .enex. When I examined the markup, there were no font specifications in the note at all. Ditto for a simple note that I created in Evernote for Windows. Makes sense: you're going to see the note in the default font for whatever device you're viewing it on. But if you want to force a different font that the default, at least in the Windows application, then you will get a font specification in the markup. In these cases, it's up to the  Evernote application you're viewing it on to try to honor whatever fonts are encoded. Even so, fonts that have the same name on different OS's may have different characteristics, and so may not match up anyways.

Oh, and with respect to font sizes: I seem to recall a discussion somewhere hereabouts about the difference between font sizes specified in points vs pixels. Points have a real-world size, pixels depend on your monitor. Might have been a @kvitekpthing. And my GDI-fu with respect to fonts is a little rusty.

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In my case font size on IOS equates to Windows like this with Roboto as the default on Windows:  Small =10, Medium=14 and Large=18.  Default font on my iPhone appears as 10 pt on Windows. 

Though if you drag text from one note to a new note using Windows you get interesting results.  Example below, first bit is the result of typing a line into a new note, the second is dragging that line into another new note.  A lot of plumbing is added in the process, though no font size.  For whatever reason I expected to see the same ENML in the second note, dragging default to default.  Copy/Paste creates the same ENML in a new note. 

  • <en-note><div>This is a line of text in Roboto 10, my default font in Windows.</div></en-note>]]
  • <en-note><div><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Roboto; font-size: medium; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;">This is a line of text in Roboto 10, my default font in Windows.</span></div></en-note>]]

I went down this rabbit hole some time back when notes on my iPhone did not have default font after a drag drop.  The image on the right is NOT default anymore.  That's when I started copy/pasting to create workout notes.  Shouldn't need the workaround in my view.  TMI, I suppose...

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Hi,

I have also provided a comprehensive description of the issue on the very detailed technical level to Evernote Premium support.

Moreover, I also provided a few suggestions about how to solve the problem or at least have a workaround.

Unfortunately, they do nothing. It's a pity! I'm thinking to cancel my subscription and migrate to MS OneNote.

BR

Piotr

 

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