From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows NT 5.0; T312461) BuildID: 2002053012 Yahoo Chess runs in a Java applet (see screenshot), which works fine in both IE and Mozilla. When running it on Mozilla though, some of some fonts are inlegible. This is odd and might be a Sun issue - MS JVM doesn't have the problem. I could have tried to replace the MS JVM with Sun's JRE and run the applet in IE again, but I haven't had time (and the inclination) to do it. I'm filing this bug to have it logged and possibly routed to the proper dev. team. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. log into yahoo 2. go to the games section 3. pick chess 4. log into any group, watch the applet load 5. see player status messages - the font is illegible Actual Results: player status messages are illegible Expected Results: player status messages should be legible
Changing component to "browser general", could you please advise on the proper owner for this bug?
Component: Java APIs to WebShell → Browser-General
Assignee: joe.chou → Matti
QA Contact: avm → asa
i have no Yahoo Account... Which JRE do you use ? Is the font problem inside the applet ? if yes -> Oji, if not -> Can you attach the html ?
Matti, thanks for helping us out. I believe the font problem happens inside the applet with Sun's JRE. I believe we haven't tested Microsoft's JRE yet. It seems that the JRE makes a less than optimal font selection based on the information passed from the browser. I'll try to attach the page source tomorrow. Jamila, is there anything I missed or misrepresented?
OK, seems like this is an OJI issue. Thanks for your help Matti! -> Back to Joe. Joe, can you please confirm this bug? I'm getting the impression that Bugzilla is not regularly monitored on Sun's side of the fence.
Assignee: Matti → joe.chou
Component: Browser-General → OJI
QA Contact: asa → pmac
Re-assign to Ping.
Assignee: joe.chou → ping.liao
Joe, thanks for your follow-up. I believe this issue still persists. I could try to pull in Brian Stell to provide some insights on client font handling. I think it might be helpful, although this bug looks like a pretty clear-cut JVM issue...
it looks like IE's minimum font size is larger than the JVM (if it even has a minimum font size)
hmm, that's an interesting idea Brian. Thanks for looking at this? Ping, any chance you might get around to working on this? Stupid question: is the JRE code part of the Mozilla tree or is it closed-source?
To answer jbetak's question, I have a few higher priority tasks to take care before I have time to get to this one. JRE code is basically closed-source.
Ping, thanks for clarifying the status of this bug. I can see how this can be a low priority issue :-) The reason for filing this was the font selection (minimum size) problem likely affects other applets as well and might be worth the bother - sooner or later.
*** Bug 229364 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
The font size looks ok with SM 1.9.1 branch and JRE1.6U11 marking wfm
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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