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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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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
> answers.

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.

Thanks again,

> --- Robbie Huffman <washu@mindspring.com> 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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