X.org, firefox, and bitstream-vera

Ruslan Ermilov 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.
> http://people.freebsd.org/~anholt/vera.png
> http://people.freebsd.org/~anholt/novera.png
> http://people.freebsd.org/~anholt/none.png
> 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
as before.

Yeah, and thanks for useful pointers!

Ruslan Ermilov
ru at FreeBSD.org
FreeBSD committer
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