Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 832152
Messages defaulting to Unicode (UTF-8) encoding, makes fonts small
Last modified: 2013-01-09 22:36:04 EST
Not really sure what's going on here, but after update to 13.0 many of my messages are displayed with very small fonts. Not every mail which is odd though. Even if I go into the settings and force the font size to be bigger and force a minimum font size the messages are still displayed with quite small fonts.
I can attach screen shots if necessary.
Ah hah. For some reason many messages are being autodetected as encoding "Unicode UTF-8", which has it's own font preferences. Even more fun, through the UI I can't seem to get to a configuration setting for this encoding. I had to use the config editor.
Updated the summary.
Yes, there is a change in text auto-detection, all texts are UTF-8 by default now. Just update the font settings in Preferences->Display->Advanced. I was told it was a feature ;-)
(In reply to comment #2)
> Yes, there is a change in text auto-detection, all texts are UTF-8 by
> default now. Just update the font settings in
> Preferences->Display->Advanced. I was told it was a feature ;-)
That's good advice, if UTF-8 was a visible option to configure in that screen. That encoding is not listed. In order to fix my fonts I had to open the config editor and manually add values for the utf-8 encoding, and some of the others that I've seen mail come across as.
I'm fine with better message encoding autodetection, or even with a default change, but to go along with that there needs to be a way to configure font preferences for the new default.
Yeah, it's hidden under "Other languages". I know it isn't intuitive.
How do you propose to fix this bug? It does not matter if the label is "Other languages" or "UTF-8", you still have to recognize type of the change and fix it manually.
And I don't think we should revert that change - we can't carry such patch forever so users have to update the config one day.
Ideally there would be a way to have a "default" font size period. If the specific language does not have a user defined setting, use the global default. This does put the onus on users who wish to have a different customization for a specific language to go find that control box, but at least it's not /everybody/.
Having pre-defined defaults individually for each language doesn't seem like the way to go to me.
Sorry, we're not going to fix this one.