Bug 72616 - Mozilla fails to respect system DPI settings.
Mozilla fails to respect system DPI settings.
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: mozilla (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Christopher Blizzard
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2002-08-26 01:24 EDT by Shane R. Stixrud
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:46 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-08-26 01:24:26 EDT
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Description Shane R. Stixrud 2002-08-26 01:24:20 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; Q312461)

Description of problem:

The default Mozilla font settings do not seem to work as intended. 
RedHat's Display settings under monitor reports that I am using 96DPI fonts.  
Yet when mozilla is set to use "System Settings" for DPI some fonts are very 
very small and unreadable.  This can be witnessed on 
RedHat's website www.redhat.com, the copy-write notice at the bottom of the 
page is unreadable.  Setting Mozilla to 96DPI solves this problem.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1.Open mozilla
2.Go to www.redhat.com
3.look at font at the bottom of the page (copywrite notice)
4. Change Mozilla's DPI font settings from "Use system" to 96DPI.  repeat 
steps 1-3.

Actual Results:  The correct fonts are not used.

Expected Results:  96DPI fonts to be used.

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Comment 1 Christopher Blizzard 2002-08-30 11:02:58 EDT
Mozilla is using the xfree DPI.  The setting is for fontconfig/xft iirc.  Once
we start using Mozilla w/ fontconfig/xft this will be fixed.

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