Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 170155
epiphany" uses serif fonts until preferences panel is opened
Last modified: 2010-08-28 16:10:55 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.11) Gecko/20050914 Epiphany/1.8.2
Description of problem:
After logging in to a GNOME session for the very first time,
"epiphany" uses serif fonts when it should use sans serif ones.
At least, this is what becomes apparent when going to the default
page "index.html". Only after opening the preferences panel, the
fonts suddenly change even without any modification of the font
settings. It looks as if the default font settings are not read
properly unless you force it by opening the preferences panel.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log in to a fresh GNOME session (no dot directories).
2. Launch "epiphany".
Actual Results: The default home page is displayed. The used font is Times serif.
Expected Results: I guess "epiphany" should have used a sans serif font, because that
is what is being used after the preferences panel has been opened.
This bug has been around since the earliest versions.
Created attachment 119730 [details]
default "index.html" page rendered before preferences panel got opened
Created attachment 119731 [details]
Default "index.html" page rendered before preferences panel got opened
Created attachment 119732 [details]
Default "index.html" page rendered after preferences panel got opened
Still not fixed in "epiphany-1.9.4-1". The fonts sizes get also
set to the correct values only after going to the preferences panel.
In "epiphany-1.9.6-1", sans serif fonts are used right from the start.
However, most fonts are too small. Only after going to
"Preferences" -> "Fonts & Style" -> "Detailed Font Settings..."
the size of the concerned fonts jumps instantaneously to the right
values. This is apparently due to the same bug that caused the use of
serif instead of sans serif fonts. See 2 attached screenshots for the
Created attachment 123904 [details]
Sample screenshot before openening "Detailed Font Settings..."
Created attachment 123905 [details]
Sample screenshot after openening "Detailed Font Settings..."
Font size problem still not fixed in "epiphany-1.9.7-1". Only after
opening "Detailed Font Settings...", the font sizes jump to their
Upstream issue. Filed http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=330313
This bug has -not- been fixed upstream. It is still present for epiphany-2.26.3-4.fc11.x86_64.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.
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