From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; SunOS sun4u; en-US; rv:0.9.3) Gecko/20010808 BuildID: 2001080817 Solaris 8 - Mozilla 0.9.3 Xlib. Set the user defined font size to 18. Font displayed is very small. This web page does not set the font size at all. It is the default font size. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Edit->Preferences->Appearance/Fonts 2. Select Fonts for: 'User Defined' 3. Select font size as 18. Actual Results: Font size displayed on web page did not change. Expected Results: Font size should have been much larger. Setting View->Text Size->200% achieves the right size.
Might be related to bug 95774. But I only have seen that bug with some 2001-08-17 builds.
I have encountered this problem on RedHat Linux 7.1 on the past few builds. I have been struggling and straining my eyes with a small font-size since the past 2 weeks. It is really annoying. The user-defined preferences/font size does not change the browser font size. Latest build tested on is 2001-09-20-04-0.9.4 linux 7.1. Go to http://home.netscape.com Changing the bug status to NEW.
Two questions to bug reporter: 1. Do you have "Edit->Preferences->Appearance/Fonts/Allow document to use other fonts" flag set or not? Probably yes, and document usess its own font settings? 2. Did you try to set View->Character Coding->More->UserDefined document character coding?
> 1. Do you have "Edit->Preferences->Appearance/Fonts/Allow document to use > other fonts" flag set or not? Probably yes, and document usess its > own font settings? No. Set off. As stated above the document does not have *any* font settings. > 2. Did you try to set View->Character Coding->More->UserDefined document > character coding? Doing this displays the font in the proper size. I believe I switched to "User Defined" fonts because when "Western" is selected, there are two options for fonts, Serif and Sans-Serif. In addition, when "Western" is selected, there are no font size selections available. If the font size selection had worked, I would never had noticed this. I just discovered I can switch font sizes in "Western" by doing the following: Switch to "User-Defined" fonts; select a new font size; Switch back to "Western". I would categorize this as a user-interface issue. The label "Fonts for" is correct -- the fonts selected are put into effect for the character encoding selected. But the user is expecting the font/sizes to change when he changes the font/sizes. A couple of possible ways around this: (a) Automatically change the selected character encoding to the last selected "font for". This could introduce other user-interface issues for people who actually switch between character encodings. However, I would assume(!) that most people pick one character encoding and stay there. (b) Put the "view character encoding" selection on the fonts screen in addition to the menu. Make sure the labels for "character encoding" and "fonts for" make it clear that the character encoding is what will be displayed, and the "fonts for" is a selection for a particular character encoding, and not what's currently being displayed.
Every time I switch to another web page, the character encoding switches back to "Western". This other web page has no encoding specifications, and no font specifications.
dup of bug 66182?
This is not a layout problem. If it were, then it would fail on all platforms. It could either be a problem with the Font Pref dialog, or with the font selection code I think. Over to Preferences first to make sure we have the UI hooked up correctly.
Madhur, You said you saw this regression occur recently: could you please narrow it down to two builds between which this problem first started? Thanks.
FYI, the User-Defined font is meant to be used in conjunction with activating "View -> Character Coding -> More -> UserDefined", and the character coding is not persistent. So reading this bug, it seems to me that things are working as expected (no bug). Perhaps, the real problem is that activating the User-Defined font correctly is simply obscure and a few comments may need to be displayed when the user selects the User-Defined font.
Does this bug only happen on mozilla-browser based on Xlib, not on GTK+? I tried on both broswers as the way of firstname.lastname@example.org and found no problems, I have the same opinion with email@example.com.
Marking as dup of bug 159254 which is about having a formal Help information about the issue. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 159254 ***