Default fonts incorrect initially in 1.4rc1

RESOLVED EXPIRED

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Core Graveyard
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RESOLVED EXPIRED
15 years ago
10 years ago

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(Reporter: Dan Kegel, Assigned: Kevin McCluskey (gone))

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Description

15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030529
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030529

Loaded up 1.4rc1 for the first time, and
*all* pages that don't specify a font look
awful, as they're rendered in some really bold monospaced font.
Worse, "view source" shows the closing / 
in the wrong place for many tags, making it look
like strikethrough.  
This was repeatable, and I could switch between 1.3 and 1.4rc1;
looked fine in 1.3, looked bad in 1.4rc1.
Oddly, as soon as I went to Preferences / Appearance / Fonts
and switched from "Serif" to "Sans Serif", and then back,
everything started working again.  This is quite an annoying
bug until you run into that workaround.   I don't know how
to get the bug back, either; the workaround seems permanent.

Reproducible: Didn't try

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install 1.4rc1
2. display a page which uses default fonts
3. barf

Actual Results:  
vomit on desk :-)
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Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
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