X.org, firefox, and bitstream-vera
ru at freebsd.org
Thu Aug 19 04:39:13 PDT 2004
On Wed, Aug 18, 2004 at 02:38:27PM -0700, Eric Anholt wrote:
> I went ahead and took screenshots.
> The three in order are my normal desktop with bistream-vera, webfonts,
> and the standard X set, mozilla with vera taken out, and mozilla with
> the webfonts removed too. There's definitely a size difference, but not
> "insanely large," which made me think of a bug I've seen in the font
> handling in mozilla, that I've never tracked down. Of the three, I far
> prefer FreeBSD.org's look when using vera. But this is just personal
> taste. If you want to have programs prefer other fonts, you can edit
> /usr/X11R6/etc/fonts/local.conf to prefer another font set. See
> fonts.conf for examples, but you're not supposed to modify that one.
OK, I went ahead too, and installed bitstream-vera on my 4.x machine.
I then configured Firefox to use bitstream-vera for Cyrillic encoding.
Now English and Russian versions of the site look approximately in the
same font size; there's still a difference in the size, but not as much
Yeah, and thanks for useful pointers!
ru at FreeBSD.org
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