Bug 72618 - Mozilla's default minimum font size change request
Mozilla's default minimum font size change request
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mozilla (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Christopher Aillon
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2002-08-26 01:32 EDT by Shane R. Stixrud
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:46 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-04-25 03:48:18 EDT
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Description Shane R. Stixrud 2002-08-26 01:32:17 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.

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How reproducible:

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 

Additional info:
Comment 1 Michael Wardle 2003-01-16 23:00:26 EST
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.  
Comment 2 Michael Wardle 2003-03-10 18:21:29 EST
A short while back I mailed "bugs@news.com" 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) 
Comment 3 Warren Togami 2005-04-25 03:48:18 EDT
This is no longer an issue with the fonts in the newer distributions.

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