I installed theme dkret3. Then I created a child by adding a folder to content/themes. I copied the style.css from dkret3 and added to the new folder. I edited the information in the copied style.css to include the line, Template: dkret3. I chose the child, named dkret3_child from themes on the dashboard and activated it. When I view the new site it looks completely different than dkret3. Fonts are different and placements are different, etc. From everything I have read, the style should be the same as the parent. Am I wrong???
In the style.css file in your child directory, remove all the remaining content below the commented headers and have the first line (after the commented header lines) as
You can overwrite and existing styles or create new style classes in your child css file.
[quote]Note on the @import rule (from codex)
There must be no other CSS rules above the @import rule. If you put other rules above it, it will be invalidated and the stylesheet of the parent will not be imported.[/quote]
That probably means, your import should be the first statement in your child theme (below the template header) and may be only one import allowed in the file.