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Old 12-15-2003, 03:51 PM   #1
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mozilla interface fonts too small in KDE NOT Gnome


I use Debian testing/unstable and use the latest Mozilla (1.5-3), KDE (3.1.4), and Gnome (2.4). I also use Xfree86 version 4.3.0.

When in KDE, the user interface fonts are too small in Mozilla, when in Gnome, the fonts are fine. I worked around it by creating a userChrome.css file that makes the fonts bigger in KDE, but then in Gnome they are too big.

A related thing happens with Openoffice. If I open a spreadsheet in KDE, the cells are too small to read with the default font size (arial 10 point), but if I open the same spreadsheet in Gnome, Arial 10 point font is quite readable.

Is there some way to correct this?
 
Old 12-16-2003, 01:46 AM   #2
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Re: mozilla interface fonts too small in KDE NOT Gnome

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I use Debian testing/unstable and use the latest Mozilla (1.5-3), KDE (3.1.4), and Gnome (2.4). I also use Xfree86 version 4.3.0.

When in KDE, the user interface fonts are too small in Mozilla, when in Gnome, the fonts are fine. I worked around it by creating a userChrome.css file that makes the fonts bigger in KDE, but then in Gnome they are too big.

A related thing happens with Openoffice. If I open a spreadsheet in KDE, the cells are too small to read with the default font size (arial 10 point), but if I open the same spreadsheet in Gnome, Arial 10 point font is quite readable.

Is there some way to correct this?
Look in /etc/kde3/kdm/Xservers and check the -dpi setting(s) if it is set to 75 make it 100 then (if not already there) you would have to logout go to the console and become root then /etc/init.d/kdm restart to restart KDE. You will have to make the KDE fonts smalller but the gnome app ones should be larger.
 
Old 12-16-2003, 09:23 AM   #3
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Stephen,

Thanks, I tried it but it doesn't appear to do anything. /etc/kde3/kdm/Xservers did indeed have dpi=75, but after changing to dpi=100, I could see no change in font size for mozilla or openoffice. Any other ideas? I know there are different locations to set dpi for X, but I don't see why it would only be an issue in KDE and not Gnome.

Anyway, thanks again for the suggestion.
 
Old 12-16-2003, 12:04 PM   #4
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Stephen,

Thanks, I tried it but it doesn't appear to do anything. /etc/kde3/kdm/Xservers did indeed have dpi=75, but after changing to dpi=100, I could see no change in font size for mozilla or openoffice. Any other ideas? I know there are different locations to set dpi for X, but I don't see why it would only be an issue in KDE and not Gnome.

Anyway, thanks again for the suggestion.
You could check in the /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 to make sure the 100dpi line is above the 75dpi for the fonts although this effects the entire X server and make sure the type1 font line is at the bottom of the list. It's strange though that worked for me when the fonts were tiny in XMMS and other gnome apps in KDE.
 
Old 12-16-2003, 12:50 PM   #5
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Thanks again! Now it is working. I had no 100dpi line in XF86Config-4. Mozilla and Openoffice have readable fonts. Ahhh my eyes!

Matt
 
  


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