Fwd: Re: Woody reinstall, mozilla menu huge fonts
Okay, for those of you who have been having a problem
with huge menu fonts [128 pt or 256 pt] in mozilla
after a reinstall [or maybe after a first install], I
think I have the solution.
Go back to /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 [or whatever file you
use for your XFree86 configuration], pan down to
Fonts, and make sure that you put a 100dpi [or
somesuch] font *before* any of your truetype fonts.
For more details about what is going on, try the
Note: forwarded message attached.
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- To: Michael Rudmin <email@example.com>
- Subject: Re: Woody reinstall, mozilla menu huge fonts
- From: Robbie Huffman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2003 13:51:59 -0400
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On Sat, Apr 05, 2003 at 06:34:44AM -0800, Michael Rudmin wrote:
> Actually, -- and it might help if you posted this on
> the web -- the problem is something quite different.
> It turns out that Mozilla likes to use the 100dpi
> fonts as opposed to the TrueType fonts [TT is buggy in
> mozilla, I guess it defaults to size zero, which then
> translates as 256 point], but it takes the first font
> it gets.
> So you have to go back to /etc/XF86Config-4, and make
> sure that you have a 100dpi font path selected as
> your first font path.
> This really isn't on the web -- but there are tons of
> people asking this question on the web, just no
Wow ... thanks for the resopnse. That worked like black magic.
I've been all over the 'net looking for an answer, and I never
would have dreamed it was the font path order. You might want
to post this tip on debian-user since there seem to be a few
other people having similar troubles. Also, is there some proper
"Debian way" to get this noted in the Mozilla package README.Debian
file? I don't know if writing the maintainer directly is encouraged.
> --- Robbie Huffman <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Michael,
> > Hey, I don't know if you're still having problems
> > with Mozilla,
> > but Roman Joost responded to my "Ugly font hell"
> > thread and
> > got me on track to a fix... change the GTK theme
> > font! It seems
> > that certain fonts completely break the XUL stuff,
> > even though
> > they look fine in normal GTK widgets. I was using
> > URW Gothic,
> > but switching to Verdana fixed the problem.
> > There are still a lot of broken fonts and other
> > weirdness,
> > like I had to tell Galeon to force use of my
> > selected fonts,
> > but at least now I can get more than "Goo" of the
> > "Google Search"
> > button on my screen ;)
> > Robbie
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