Bug 217652 - Fonts look much worse when using Mozilla rather than GtkHTML2
Summary: Fonts look much worse when using Mozilla rather than GtkHTML2
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: liferea
Version: 6
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Marc Wiriadisastra
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Whiteboard: bzcl34nup
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-11-29 05:11 UTC by vfiend
Modified: 2008-05-06 16:58 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2008-05-06 16:58:56 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Liferea fonts with Mozilla and GtkHTML2 compared (61.16 KB, image/png)
2006-11-29 05:11 UTC, vfiend
no flags Details

Description vfiend 2006-11-29 05:11:07 UTC
Description of problem: When using GtkHTML2, the fonts look great and
well-integrated, using the same fonts used throughout the desktop environment.
When using Mozilla, the fonts look out of place and terrible in comparison. I'll
attack a comparison screenshot.

Comment 1 vfiend 2006-11-29 05:11:07 UTC
Created attachment 142364 [details]
Liferea fonts with Mozilla and GtkHTML2 compared

Comment 2 Mark Knoop 2007-01-17 18:57:16 UTC
Liferea uses a default mozilla profile located in ~/.liferea/mozilla/liferea/ .
Try adding something like this to the prefs.js in that directory.

user_pref("font.default.x-western", "sans-serif");
user_pref("font.name.monospace.x-western", "DejaVu LGC Sans Mono");
user_pref("font.name.sans-serif.x-western", "DejaVu LGC Sans");
user_pref("font.name.serif.x-western", "DejaVu LGC Serif");

Comment 3 vfiend 2007-01-18 20:28:23 UTC
Thanks, looks a lot better even though the font size is a bit too large

Comment 4 Mark Knoop 2007-01-19 09:52:33 UTC
There are config options for size also - have a look at about:config in Firefox
to see what's available. (Hint: filter for "font.size".)

Comment 5 vfiend 2007-01-21 05:48:05 UTC
Ack, turns out I just need to do a View->Decrease Text Size, but thanks for all
your help, anyway.

Any reason this can't be made the default for new profiles in this package?

Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 05:00:06 UTC
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Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2008-05-06 16:58:54 UTC
This bug is open for a Fedora version that is no longer maintained and
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