Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 72618
Mozilla's default minimum font size change request
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:46:01 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; Q312461)
Description of problem:
Mozilla has a default minimum font size of 0. It would seem that this causes
a lot of web pages to display very small fonts. Setting Mozilla's Medium font
size to 12 seems to yeild much better results.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Go to www.zdnet.com with mozilla's minimum font size set to 0
2.Change mozilla's minimum font size to 12 and go to www.zdnet.com
Actual Results: The font sizes at www.zdnet.com went from being to small to
much more in line with other operating systems.
Expected Results: Fonts that are easy to read and proportional to the page
The problem you are experiencing is certainly the Web site's fault, so I would recommend against any extreme action to fix this to the detriment of properly designed Web sites that use smaller font sizes to good effect. Perhaps a minimum font size of something smaller (such as 8) might be a good compromise.
A short while back I mailed "firstname.lastname@example.org" to inform them of this problem. They seemed
genuinely willing to try to make CNet.com and News.com more readable, so if you have any
helpful suggestions, please mail them to the above address.
Please also note that this is:
a) a problem with the Web site
b) applicable to all Mozilla users (not just on Red Hat)
This is no longer an issue with the fonts in the newer distributions.