Separate settings for on-screen and print fonts (Serif vs. Sans Serif ) - back end support

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Core
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enhancement
14 years ago
13 years ago

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(Reporter: Prognathous, Unassigned)

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(Blocks: 1 bug, {intl})

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Description

14 years ago
Serif fonts much more legible in print compared to Sans Serif fonts which are
better suited for screen viewing (they're much better when it comes to small fonts).

Mozilla should include these settings in addition to separate settings for each
languages (see Bug 95227).

Language (Western) -> Proportional Screen font -> Arial
                   -> Proportional Print font -> Times New Roman

These settings don't necessarily have to default to different font families,
though I strongly believe that they should.

Prog.
Is this a bug for the back end support, or the UI?  Those need to be two
separate bugs.
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Updated

14 years ago
Blocks: 244693
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Comment 2

14 years ago
OK, this bug would deal with the back end support - a seperate setting for print
fonts, in addition to the existing font.default which should only handle
on-screen fonts.

Prog.
No longer blocks: 244693
Severity: normal → enhancement
Summary: Separate settings for on-screen and print fonts (Serif vs. Sans Serif ) → Separate settings for on-screen and print fonts (Serif vs. Sans Serif ) - back end support
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Comment 3

14 years ago
Adding 244693 back in as a bug that blocks this one, that's what happens when
you edit two bugs simultaneously...

Sorry for the spam,

Prog.
Blocks: 244693
Many Japanese people use sans-serif for screen. However, for printing, we like
to use serif. Because the glyph of serif is better than sans-serif. But screen
doesn't have enough resolution for rendering Kanji(Chinese character).
Therefore, we are using sans-serif for screen rendering.

I may try to fix this in future. But priority is low for me...
Keywords: intl
If you need this feature, I propose as following:

Add to following style in your user style sheet.

@media print{
  font-family: serif;
}

But this style rules may be overrided in the page style.
If you hope to win from the page style, you can add |!important|.
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