Here is a screenshot that should pretty much explain everything:

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Kind of looks unprofessional when part of it is cut off.

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    Freehand circles > freehand arrows. Also, string overflow!!! Commented Sep 11, 2010 at 19:10
  • @Bolt: Circles are now depreciated in favor of arrows. Commented Sep 11, 2010 at 19:59
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    – Gnome
    Commented Sep 11, 2010 at 20:09
  • @Gnome: Ah, my bad. Commented Sep 12, 2010 at 0:46

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This depends what fonts you have.

Ubuntu is known for EXTREMELY wide fonts.

Slight rendering bug in Chrome (Linux) - View count and title overlap

  • A workaround might be to render the text as an image - but that's absurd. I guess we'll just have to accept it. Commented Sep 12, 2010 at 0:48
  • Ubuntu now uses a much thinner font with the release of 10.10 Commented Oct 14, 2010 at 18:20

I just hit upon this on a boardgames.stackexchange ad:

Board Games Advertisement getting cut off

The problem is not that Ubuntu and other Linux distros uses extra wide fonts (I myself installed ttf-mscorefont, so it shouldn't be a problem), but rather that the ad specifies Arial Narrow, which most non-Windows users do not have. I think advertisement should be reviewed to avoid this - the number of non-Windows users certainly isn't insignificant.

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