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Old 08-16-2006, 11:17 PM   #1
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Got nice font (Chinese) on fluxbox,but the list box's text is awful!


I got chinese fonts display well on my Slackware with fluxbox.However,the fonts in the list box are awful,take a look:

As you can see,the fonts in the list box are very small and ugly when compared with the fonts below in the screenshot.I have configured the font setting in firefox but no luck.Do you guys have any ideas?

Thanks a lot.
Old 08-17-2006, 08:24 PM   #2
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You can try increasing the minimum font size in Firefox:

Edit -> Preferences -> Content tab -> fonts area, Advanced tab.

Old 08-17-2006, 11:37 PM   #3
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Franklin,thanks for your reply.

I did change the setting which you've mentioned.However,if you change that,the dimension of some images will be enlarged and become way out.

I attached another screenshot which I pointed out the problem:

You can see that in the list box and button,it uses other font type rather than my setting.What gives?How can I set the font type the same as my content's font?

Please give me some suggestion if you know how.
Old 08-17-2006, 11:57 PM   #4
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Tried to make your own user defined stylesheet yet? If you're familiar with html and css, you could try making a user defined stylesheet which you can use to override the style settings for a website. So in your case, you could make a stylesheet that makes the font bigger in those selection boxes and buttons only. I'm not on my machine right now, but in your mozilla firefox profile directory, there should be a folder chrome/ where you can make a userContent.css.

search for more on google.

I would imagine, it'd be something like this, haven't tested:
input, option {
 font-size: 1.25em
I'm sure you can come up with something more specific that wouldn't mess up other webpages.


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