Fonts (Firefox/Windows & Firefox/Linux)

Tom Horsley tom.horsley at
Tue Nov 27 02:07:20 UTC 2007

On Mon, 26 Nov 2007 19:32:27 -0500
Todd Zullinger <tmz at> wrote:

> the gnome font setup now uses some heuristic to
> try and divine a proper dpi from the monitor size or other details

Yep. It uses the info the monitor provides about its size and
resolution. For me, that meant that it found I was hooked up
to a 1920x1080 42 inch HTDV monitor, and it concluded that it
obviously should be using 53 DPI, which resulted in most fonts
showing up about 5 pixels high. It took quite a while to find
the fonts setting dialog so I could manually switch to 96 DPI
and get fonts I could actually read :-).

As soon as I could finally see what I was doing, I submitted
this bugzilla:

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