Bug 245480 - firefox "application" font messed up
Summary: firefox "application" font messed up
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firefox
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Christopher Aillon
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Whiteboard: FF3RawhideClose
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-06-23 21:12 UTC by Michal Jaegermann
Modified: 2018-04-11 10:27 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2007-12-20 16:48:07 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
a fragment of a display showing "the same" font in firefox and elsewhere (4.50 KB, image/png)
2007-06-23 21:12 UTC, Michal Jaegermann
no flags Details

Description Michal Jaegermann 2007-06-23 21:12:25 UTC
Description of problem:

A series of quick experiments indicates that in menus, toolbars,
similar and, the most essential, URL display firefox is using what
in preferences is called "Application Font".  Well, not exactly.
For example making this font bold is causing a switch to bold
in those mentioned places in firefox too but if you will do that with
italics then this is ignored although in other locations, outside
of firefox, fonts do change.

What is much more important is that firefox scales down font sizes
making them unreadable for those who has troubles with vision.
You can push up a font size making those accepteble in firefox but
then "the same" font used in menus, on a panel, and elsewhere becomes
ridiculously big creating other problems.  Is there a really
good reason for firefox to use "private" font rendering thus
creating a loose-loose situation?

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Comment 1 Michal Jaegermann 2007-06-23 21:12:25 UTC
Created attachment 157699 [details]
a fragment of a display showing "the same" font in firefox and elsewhere

Comment 2 Michal Jaegermann 2007-10-30 20:02:02 UTC
With the current firefox from rawhide I see the same size font
used in menu bars or menus as in similar elements in other places.
Is this the case for everybody?  I have an impression, maybe not
correct, that something funny is going on here.

Comment 3 Matěj Cepl 2007-12-20 16:48:07 UTC
We just updated the Firefox version in Fedora/development from 2.0 to a 3.0
pre-release version, which improves performance, memory usage, and fixes many
bugs and crashes.

Closing as CANTFIX since we aren't fixing bugs filed against 2.0 now that 3.0 is
in.  If this bug is still present in rawhide using a Firefox 3.0 version, please
re-open this bug.

Thanks and Happy Holidays

Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.