I don't so much like the fonts used by the Fizzilla Modern skin. The font used in the location bar and in prefs is so-so, and the font used in the status bar is plain ugly. Are there other fonts that could be used?
Not completely sure if this is valid. Pinkerton?
yet another "modern font is ugly" bug.
At this point, if you don't like the way fonts look under the Modern theme, don't blame the theme. The CSS specifies the correct fonts, and it's up to the style system to get the right fonts at the right size from the OS.
Re: the previous comment: What are the "correct" fonts? Could it be that the fonts specified by the skin are not available in Mac OS X, or look bad in Mac OS X?
My guess is that nsDeviceContextMac::GetSystemAttribute() needs to be revisited for OS-X. Otherwise, the fonts are specified in macprefs.js. Look for these 4 lines... pref("font.name.serif.x-unicode", "Times"); pref("font.name.sans-serif.x-unicode", "Helvetica"); pref("font.name.serif.x-western", "Times"); pref("font.name.sans-serif.x-western", "Helvetica"); Maybe we need a different prefs file for OS-X, or different font names that would work on OS-9 and OS-X. Mike, could you look into it? If you don't find anything in the Mac-specific code (gfx or prefs), reassign to peterl or attinasi.
spreading the pain.
Marking dependency on bug 61883 "Smarter default prefs for the 5 basic CSS fonts" because the format of these prefs will soon change, supporting several font names to be specified.
Looks like we're using Lucida Grande for the Modern fonts, for the location bar, prefs, status bar, buttons, everything in fact? If so, I'm not sure what the issue is; Lucida Grande is the font to use for UI, in my humble opinion. Perhaps what would improve things would be bug 74245 -- using Quartz to render fonts would make Mozilla's text look nicer, more like the menu bar text, title bar, etc.
Oop, looking back on the timestamps, it's quite possible that since the reporter found the bug, a whole new Modern theme had landed :-) firstname.lastname@example.org, how do you like the current Modern fonts?
I've attached a screen shot showing what it looks like on my computer. Still pretty ugly, particularly the asymmetrical w's. I don't know if using Quartz would fix it, but is Quartz font rendering likely to show up soon? If not, I suggest using a different font that looks better when bitmapped like this.
It looks like the font being used is Lucida Grande, as Terence Tan noted 2001-06-18. However, since Lucida Grande is meant to be used with Quartz font rendering, it doesn't look so attractive. How about changing the font to Geneva or another font that looks better with the old Mac rendering?
Terence Tan has the right idea. Lucida Grande is the right font to use for OS X UI things. Using the Quartz 2D api will improve the appearance of that font. Therefore, this bug should not depend on 61883, but rather 74245 as Terence suggests.
re-assigning to modern owner
In my opinion, Geneva looks slightly better than Lucida Grande as the font. Verdana looks even better, though I don't think it is preinstalled by the system. If you don't intend to change the font, however, feel free to mark this bug invalid.
Mass reassigning some of my theme bugs to Shuehan.
Bugs targeted at mozilla1.0 without the mozilla1.0 keyword moved to mozilla1.0.1 (you can query for this string to delete spam or retrieve the list of bugs I've moved)
adjusting dependency, -> Themes
*** Bug 134506 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This is no longer applicable since Mozilla now uses system anti-aliasing on Mac OS X (bug 149427).