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Re: Firefox and Epiphany crash after today's updates



On Friday 01 February 2008 10:30:02 am Michel Salim wrote:
> On Feb 1, 2008 12:10 PM, Michel Salim <michel sylvan gmail com> wrote:
> > At the risk of furthering this thread (and since Mozilla people are
> > hopeless on font issues), is anyone else noticing font rendering
> > regressions with Firefox/xulrunner 20080130? It feels like going back
> > from Deja to Luxi -- the fonts are smaller and thinner. Even in the
> > user interface.
>
> The font situation was bad already before, but now to get a font size
> equivalent to 11 on the desktop, I had to tell Firefox to use size 20!

This is certainly not authoritative information, but...

As I understand it, Firefox intentionally "shrinks" the fonts because that's 
what IE does and, therefore, lots of websites use bigger fonts than they 
should.  Or, the sequence of events was the other way around, i.e., as people 
built lots of webpages with oversized fonts, Microsoft changed IE (bit by 
bit?) to "shrink" them.

I'm not really sure this information will help to improve the situation or 
not.  Personally, I think that Firefox has become sufficiently pervasive on 
Windows that they could "dial it back" towards being more standards 
compliant.  When I say, "I want that to be 11 points," I usually really do 
mean it.  Of course, I can already hear a big discussion both ways on this 
one.
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