Closed Bug 1195332 Opened 6 years ago Closed 6 years ago
Verify that Fennec is usable without fonts (MOZ
_ANDROID _EXCLUDE _FONTS)
This is a prerequisite for bug 1194338. Build Fennec without fonts (MOZ_ANDROID_EXCLUDE_FONTS) and verify that it is still usable on a range of Android devices/versions.
On most websites I can't really see any difference, probably because they might load their own fonts. I used a test site that only used the built-in fonts and on that site missing fonts are clearly visible (e.g. no serif font). In addition to that I checked some of the most popular websites: * google.com: The font on the search results website is slightly different, maybe not so "beautiful", but everything is readable and usable. * facebook.com: OK * youtube.com: OK * baidu.com: OK * yahoo.com: OK * amazon.com: Slightly different font on product page, hard to spot. * wikipedia.org: Headlines use a serif font that is missing. Fallback is a sans-serif font, so they look different. * twitter.com: OK I tested the above websites with a Nexus 5. Furthermore I tested using the test site and some of the affected sites above on these devices: * Nexus 9 (Android 5.1.1): OK * Nexus 5 (Android M Preview 2): OK * Nexus 7 (Android 5.1.1): OK * HTC Desire HD (Android 2.3.5): OK * Motorola E2 (Android 5.0.2): OK * Nexus 5 (Android M Preview 3): OK Conclusion: On websites using a sans-serif font the difference is almost not noticeable. If a website is using a serif font then it's rendered with a sans-serif font and the difference is noticeable. However all websites I tested have still been usable. : http://www.zipcon.net/~swhite/docs/computers/browsers/fonttest.html : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most_popular_websites
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Product: Firefox for Android → Firefox for Android Graveyard
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