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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 12:40 am    Post subject: Poor Fixed Width Font Choice [FIXED] Reply with quote

Can the forum team consider having DejaVu Sans Mono or Bitstream Vera Sans Mono as the font of choice for displaying fixed-width characters, instead of Courier or Courier New (which are too small & hurt my eyesight)?

Update: The problem seems to be related to Firefox because Opera replaces the font properly.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can tell Firefox to not let webpages used their own fonts too. Edit->Preferences->Fonts and Colors->Advanced
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know that option. I had been comfortable with the previous condition until my local.conf stopped working due to the fontconfig update.

Link regarding my post about local.conf that has been malfunctioning all of sudden.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was browsing the css template that the forum uses, and I stumbled across these lines below.
Code:
.code
{
    BORDER-RIGHT: #d1d7dc 1px solid;
    BORDER-TOP: #d1d7dc 1px solid;
    FONT-SIZE: 11px;
    BORDER-LEFT: #d1d7dc 1px solid;
    COLOR: #006600;
    BORDER-BOTTOM: #d1d7dc 1px solid;
    FONT-FAMILY: Courier, 'Courier New', monospace;
    BACKGROUND-COLOR: #fafafa
}

I'm wondering if the admin could modify the file by inserting other nicer fonts, such as DejaVu Sans Mono or Bitstream Vera Sans Mono before Courier. Maybe I'm asking too much.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it would be better if they could just specify the generic font names (serif, sans-serif, monospace) and let the user configure their client to display a chosen font. the same thing for font sizes. One way to change this is use a user stylesheet. This should probably work in other geko based browsers also.
~/.mozilla/firefox/<salted.profname>/chrome/userContent.css:
@-moz-document
   url-prefix(http://forums.gentoo.org/),
   url-prefix(https://forums.gentoo.org/) {
td.code {
   font-family: monospace !important;
   color: black !important;
}
}
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 1:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rainskellr wrote:
I think it would be better if they could just specify the generic font names (serif, sans-serif, monospace) and let the user configure their client to display a chosen font. the same thing for font sizes. One way to change this is use a user stylesheet. This should probably work in other geko based browsers also.
~/.mozilla/firefox/<salted.profname>/chrome/userContent.css:
@-moz-document
   url-prefix(http://forums.gentoo.org/),
   url-prefix(https://forums.gentoo.org/) {
td.code {
   font-family: monospace !important;
   color: black !important;
}
}

Agreed. Courier & Courier New are poor font choice.
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