Re: poor fonts in Netscape - need more X fonts? xfs? resource setting?
Daniel Barclay wrote:
> Besides all the other problems I've been having with this
> unreliable piece of crap called Netscape (Communicator),
> I'm having problem with fonts that are scaled to a size
> where they are extremely blocky.
> What is strange is that if I change the font size preferences,
> the blocky fonts don't change at all.
> For example on http://www.etrade.com/, the text of the
> left-hand list of links (e.g., Stocks & Optinos, IPOs, etc.)
> shows up in a very blocky font. (Everything else on the
> page shows up cleanly.)
> Changing either (or both) of the variable-width and
> fixed-width fonts sizes affects _nothing_ on that
> I thought that those settings set the screen font size to
> use to display default-sized (<FONT SIZE=3>, I think) HTML
> fonts, AND also adjusted the screen font sizes to use to
> display shrunken (e.g., <FONT SIZE=2>) and enlarged (e.g.,
> <FONT SIZE=4>) HTML fonts. (That is, fonts shrunk from
> the default were displayed with a larger screen font, but
> it was still smaller than the now-larger screen font used
> for default-sized HTML text.)
> (This is currently with Communicator 4.08, but 4.61 and
> 4.51 seemed to be the same.)
> Are web sites increasingly screwing around with fonts in
> non-standard ways, or is something screwed up (or just not
> loaded right) on my machine?
> I think I have the normal X11 fonts installed on my system.
> Should that be enough?
> Or do I need special fonts? Do I need xfs?
> Is there anything else I need (besides an H-bomb to remove
> a number of these computer-related frustrations from my
> Daniel Barclay
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