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#1 2005-09-03 12:14:08

forkboy
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firefox fonts [solved]

Hi,
I know there's a very similar recent thread, but it didn't help me and I didn't want to hijack it  smile
The fonts on certain websites with firefox look awfull, only one I can think of right now is www.bash.org  It looks fine in Opera, its just firefox and moziila.

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#2 2005-09-03 12:31:04

oscar
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Re: firefox fonts [solved]

bash.org in opera: http://cqr.nu/monotux/img/opera.png
and in firefox: http://cqr.nu/monotux/img/firefox.png

I think it's more about your preferences than anything else.


To err is human... to really foul up requires the root password.

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#3 2005-09-03 12:38:37

forkboy
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Re: firefox fonts [solved]

Its when I look at the actual quotes that it looks wrong,  I've tried playing with preferences but no luck.

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#4 2005-09-06 23:15:39

forkboy
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Re: firefox fonts [solved]

Sorry for bumping, but does anyone understand what I mean in this thread?  I'll try and post screenshots if it'll help.

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#5 2005-09-06 23:25:06

ozar
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Re: firefox fonts [solved]

I've been using Linux for more than six years now, and have always had various fonts issues, no matter what I've tried.  Installing the MS corefonts just makes things worse, in my opinion.

Anyway, to make fonts always look good in Firefox, I go to fonts & colors in preferences and put a check mark in "always use my fonts".  This might not be an acceptible method for everyone, but it's the only way I've been able to make the fonts look good no matter which site I visit.


oz

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#6 2005-09-06 23:49:35

forkboy
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Re: firefox fonts [solved]

OK thanks for your help, tried putin a tick in the use my fonts box and it made it look better than  normall,  I know there must be a better solution to it but i dont know what an i wanna use arch so i reckon i'll do that when i overwrite my gentoo   lol

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#7 2005-09-07 00:15:48

dtw
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Re: firefox fonts [solved]

That site displays perfectly for me in Arch with Firefox - alas I wasted 15 mins reading all the latest quotes...some were funny tho smile

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#8 2005-09-07 03:08:12

keevn7
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Re: firefox fonts [solved]

ozar wrote:

I've been using Linux for more than six years now, and have always had various fonts issues, no matter what I've tried.  Installing the MS corefonts just makes things worse, in my opinion.

Odd, I have not had font issues in Firefox since I set my DPI to a standard, being 96DPI. I also use Verdana in Firefox as default, and let websites use their own fonts.

Perhaps your issue is related to DPI? :?:

forkboy: Screenshots would be useful.

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#9 2005-09-07 10:22:10

forkboy
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Re: firefox fonts [solved]

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#10 2005-09-07 10:59:19

dtw
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Re: firefox fonts [solved]

Wow, that is bad!  Well, those fonts are monspaced fonts so a guess that is something to go on...

Try changing your monospace font setting in firefox to a good monospace font - check what opera is using...

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#11 2005-09-08 10:13:11

forkboy
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Re: firefox fonts [solved]

Thanks for your help, dibblethewrecker, I can't remember exactly what I did that fixed it, I played with the font settings in firefox again and I added some lines to xorg.conf, anyway it looks fine now so cheers to everyone who tryed to help  big_smile

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