From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows NT 5.0) BuildID: 2001062204 When the installer reaches the directory name page of the installer wizard, it uses my dialog box font, which is too large for the allotted space. Either a smaller font should be used (such as hardcoding MS Sans Serif) or the space should be adjusted according to how large the font is. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Using the Control Panel, set your message box font to Gill Sans 24 (or another PostScript font with a large size) 2. Launch the installer 3. Go forward to the choose directory page Actual Results: Most of the text for the directory name was truncated Expected Results: I could view at least all of any character printed, followed by an ellipse indicating an abbreviated directory name
Ying, can you take a look at this?
Well, we can not meet everything in the current installer. For the user-input fields, we had to pick a system font to allow Japanese user to type in Japanese characters, for example, the folder names. See bug 69445, it was more serious bug. Now we are using the system Message Dialog font for it. If user set their Message Dialog font too big, 24 this case, our installer dialog won't fit. Before I made my patch for bug 69445, I checked it already, many softwares have similar problems for the too-big font setting. We may need to consider everything in the future installer.
Ying, can't we, after getting the system font, set the size just for the purpose of the installer? Then reset it back to the original size after getting the system font?
for what it's worth, Mozilla is the only app I experience this in (both the Installer and the app itself), out of all the apps I use on my computer, so a workaround shouldn't be too difficult...
Yes, Sean, we can force the font to something, like 8, but you know, different systems have different default system size, for example, 8 for English, 9 for Japanese. If we force it to 8, the Japanese characters will looks little ugly. I wonder QA may bug us later if we do so.
May I recommend: 1) Use the menu font instead of the message box font - it's likely to be smaller 2) I'm pretty certain there's a Windows API function which will allow you to determine the dimensions of the text before you display it... perhaps run the text through this function?
*** Bug 95995 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Confirming and marking NEW. PS Greets to hablack (I also went to Tech).
Sean, do you mind if I reassign this bug to you? I think you are the right person to decide how we do it properly. Thanks.
would someone mind adding the access keyword to this bug? Probably should be mozilla/netscape 1.0 also.
Adding keywords per Hal's request. PS VT greets! (I'm a CS graduate 2000)
*** Bug 170110 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 197756 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Seamonkey and Firefox are using a new NSIS based installer. resolving this old bug, please reopen if you still get this with the new installer