Default Hebrew font for form controls is too large / ugly




11 years ago
2 years ago


(Reporter: uriber, Unassigned)


Bug Flags:
wanted1.9.1 +
blocking1.9 -

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)


(Whiteboard: tpi:+)


(5 attachments, 1 obsolete attachment)



11 years ago
Created attachment 287214 [details]
screenshot: IE vs. Firefox

The font used by default for Hebrew in form controls (text input, button, select) is an old-fashioned, poorly-designed, and too large for its line spacing, making it uncomfortable to read.
IE uses a different, much better font for form controls.

The attached screenshot shows IE (7, but 6 is the same) and Firefox (2.0, but trunk is the same), side by side.

Comment 1

11 years ago
Created attachment 287215 [details]
screenshot: IE vs. Firefox (not bloated)
Attachment #287214 - Attachment is obsolete: true
It's far from clear from those references and the places they link to what we should be doing instead...

Comment 4

11 years ago
FWIW, IE seems to be simply using Arial (which I don't think has any special status as a "GUI font" - it's certainly not the font used on system dialogs).
Does IE use the same font on XP and Vista?

Comment 6

11 years ago
Created attachment 287390 [details]
IE/Vista screenshot

Yes, Vista uses the same font (my previous screenshot was from XP).
We should check whether other locales have a similar problem.
Flags: blocking1.9?
Not blocking, but would take a safe patch.
Flags: blocking1.9? → blocking1.9-


11 years ago
Flags: wanted1.9.1?
Same situation as for 1.9.0 -- would take a patch for it, but won't block on it.  I'm not sure I believe the blogs; we use DEFAULT_GUI_FONT for a lot of things, and it looks fine (and looks native).  We could hardcode Arial on some locales, I guess, if needed to fix this.
Flags: wanted1.9.1? → wanted1.9.1+
Priority: -- → P4

Comment 10

2 years ago
Created attachment 8829265 [details]


2 years ago
OS: Windows XP → Unspecified
Hardware: x86 → Unspecified
Version: Trunk → unspecified

Comment 11

2 years ago
Created attachment 8829266 [details]
Testcase IE vs. Nightly comparison on Windows 10

Comment 12

2 years ago
(In reply to ItielMaN from comment #11)
> Created attachment 8829266 [details]
> Testcase IE vs. Nightly comparison on Windows 10

I think IE's looks better, though I'd prefer having the Arial font in the form textbox.

Comment 13

2 years ago
Created attachment 8829275 [details]
Testcase on Nightly without ClearType
Whiteboard: tpi:+
You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.