Dogfood gone runny: fonts awful in firefox

Huw D M Davies h.davies1 at
Sat Apr 8 09:28:29 CDT 2006

On Fri, Apr 07, 2006 at 08:23:30PM -0700, Dan Kegel wrote:
> On 4/7/06, Dan Kegel <dank at> wrote:
> > Seems like the recent font patches have
> > caused trouble in both Firefox.
> > In Firefox, I have to install corefonts for
> > text to be legible at all lately.
> > Is this expected?
> I should mention that there's some chance a change
> in my build environment caused this.
> I recently switched from FC3 to Dapper Flight 6.
> Also, I'd been running with corefonts installed on FC3
> for a while, so who knows when this happened,
> if it's real.
> The symptom is that without core fonts, text in firefox
> looks really thin; it's the right size and shape, but
> the strokes are so thin as to be hard to see.

Hi Dan,

I suspect it's not a recent regression, most of the recent font
changes haven't changed the font mapper.  I am however going to be
doing some work on the mapper soon, so hopefully things will improve.


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