Description of problem:
When first starting Mozilla on a newly installed Red Hat Linux 8.0.92 system,
I notice the fonts are very small, serif, and quite hard to read. The
default preferences should be changed to something like:
Proportional: Sans Serif
Serif: Luxi Serif
Sans Serif: Luxi Sans
Cursive: URW Chancery L
Fantasy: URW Gothic L
Monospace: Luxi Mono
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Perform a clean install of Red Hat Linux 8.0.92 (phoebe)
2. Open the Mozilla Web browser
Fonts used in the GUI and document are both too small to reasonably read.
When viewing the Fonts preferences page (Edit->Preferences...
Appearance->Fonts), the default font style for proportional text is serif
and all font families are set to use Bitstream Charter.
Fonts are somewhat larger. GUI fonts are sans-serif rather than serif to
be consistent with other applications' menus. Each font family (serif,
sans-serif, etc.) has a reasonable default.
My screen resolution is 1280x1024 on a 17 inch monitor.
actually the fonts are so hard to read because they are "anti-aliased", i.e.,
blurred on purpose to appear "pretty".
it would be nice to be able to disable this "feature".
Please note that the description states I believe they are hard to read because
they are too small and serif rather than sans serif. It is also to suggest that
Mozilla be configured to use the same default fonts as other GUI applications on
Red Hat Linux.
This bug is not intended to deal with anti-aliasing of text.
This should be fixed in 1.2.1-8.