I'm doing some website testing and I need to check the consistency of the fonts used on our pages. How I've been doing this in the past is copying text from the webpage, pasting it into word and putting my cursor over the text to see what word tells me it is. I would then go back to my developers and say "this isn't Tahoma, it's Arial" (or what have you).
Our fonts are set in a style sheet so they should be consistent.
Can anyone tell me how you test to ensure your fonts are consistent? I can tell by looking that they're different but how can I really prove it? My developers are saying "it IS tahoma" (which I don't think it is)
If you want to detect type face changes (Tahoma, Arial) or font differences (size, italics, bold), then you could use an automated image-comparison tool such as Eggplant. It will compare the currently displayed text with a "known-good" image and can detect to within one-pixel tolerance.