Don't use "sans-serif" font on Linux

VERIFIED FIXED in 2.3.1

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support.mozilla.org
General
P2
normal
VERIFIED FIXED
7 years ago
7 years ago

People

(Reporter: jsocol, Assigned: rrosario)

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unspecified
2.3.1

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Description

7 years ago
Spinning off from bug 614796 comment 16 so that bug can stay where it was historically:

(In reply to comment #15)
> David: that only happens on that specific page in Italian? Not sure why it
> doesn't happen everywhere.

Tested in Fedora and it does happen everywhere.

> We need to find a way to force Linux to not do horribly wrong things with text,
> though that demonstrates how close Italian is cutting it with fitting text into
> that spot.

I think specifically we can never let Linux fall through to the fallback
"sans-serif" font. I don't know what it's using but it's so wide it's almost
monospace.

Comment 1

7 years ago
I'm also testing it in Windows 7 and it happens as well

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; it; rv:1.9.2.13) Gecko/20101130 Firefox/3.6.13
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Comment 2

7 years ago
(In reply to comment #1)
> I'm also testing it in Windows 7 and it happens as well

Works fantastic on Windows 7 for me (though it's cutting it close). Can you get a screen shot?

Comment 3

7 years ago
Created attachment 494405 [details]
Screenshot taken on 64-bit Windows 7
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Comment 4

7 years ago
Oh that button is a separate issue. Filed bug 615895.
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Comment 5

7 years ago
Per conversation in IRC, we're going to use MetaBlack as the fallback for Trebuchet MS for the top items, and keep the drop-downs in the font they are now.

That is, the menu items will have font-family: "Trebuchet MS", MetaBlack, sans-serif;

If you're somehow running IE on Linux, well... things will still be broken but it's the least of your problems.
Assignee: nobody → rrosario

Comment 6

7 years ago
fwiw, this doesn't look very good in elinks.
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Comment 7

7 years ago
master:
https://github.com/rlr/kitsune/commit/c1772241c4e4c6b9308fcdccccdcc57f1cd0123f

2.3.x:
https://github.com/rlr/kitsune/commit/6769d97b63ca2e2d1ec0dc926003dc866705cd74
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Verified Linux menu items have font-family: "Trebuchet MS", MetaBlack, sans-serif
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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