Can't set fonts for Cursive & Fantasy in Preference




15 years ago
6 years ago


(Reporter: john russell, Assigned: Blake Ross)


Firefox Tracking Flags

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15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.3b) Gecko/20030304 Phoenix/0.5
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.3b) Gecko/20030304 Phoenix/0.5

summary says it all -- both netscape and mozilla let you set 
all the css family  defaults...  phoenix is incomplete in this respect.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. enter preferences  fonts dialog 
2. note missing scroll box zones

Actual Results:  

Expected Results:  
to see the scroll box selectors for the cursive and fantasy families

Comment 1

15 years ago
->Severity: enhancement
->OS: All

Changing summary.
Waiting for developer's review.
I suggest WONTFIX.
Severity: normal → enhancement
OS: Windows 98 → All
Summary: preferences fonts doesnt allow setting cursive and fantasy defaults → Can't set fonts for Cursive & Fantasy in Preference

Comment 2

15 years ago
I think they did this to save space for COLORS

Comment 3

15 years ago
Just noticed that the fantasy font default selects the first in alpha 
order.  this is unfortunate in my case as i just installed a new package
of fonts and one of them  was  Algerian .....   
Since there is no option to change fantasy font choice,  at least 
the control freaks should select one that uses latin character set
so at least the text is readable .... 
use about:config :) creating "" with the value of the
font name you want should do the trick.  The fantasy prefs don't even exist in
my version of Firebird, so I'm guessing the pref was actually stripped out. 
Therefore with no default, it seems that Mozilla will pick the first font in
your fonts directory.

As for the bug, since Ben intentionally removed it from the UI and it can still
be manually configured for those who need it, this should be WONTFIX.

(If I'm wrong on this and the pref doesn't even work, please reopen this bug.)
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX

Comment 5

14 years ago

Comment 6

14 years ago
ok -- i will try to do this ---
i am interested in the comment that ben removed it from the UI.
do you mean that at one time it WAS configuarble from the browser?
Even though few would want to do it there should be a gui mechanism.
using the method you describe  harks back to the days of 
msDos and mysterious incantations and knowledge by the wizard
 to get things done ....  basic choice selections of fonts and colors  
    should be left to user (with easy methods) if he chooses and
 defaulting to appropriate values just in case he doesn't.... 
neither is done in this situation...  Just a SURFER view...

Comment 7

14 years ago
I agree with john russell: the default is wrong, and the user can't fix it
without looking thru bugzilla.  That sound like a bug to me, and I don't
understand how "wontfix" is a sensible response.

Comment 8

11 years ago
These parameters (Cursive and Fantasy) are configurable in Mozilla, but not Firefox, and I currently get inconsistent results (different fonts) wherever Fantasy is specified. Sometimes I'll get a page with one font, sometimes with another.


8 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 515554
Duplicate of this bug: 515555

Comment 11

6 years ago
Why is this a WONTFIX?
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