RE: [Epiphany] Font Selection

>-- Messaggio originale --
>Subject: RE: [Epiphany] Font Selection
>To: "Lee Willis" <>, "epiphany" <>
>Date: Thu, 15 May 2003 09:56:53 +0000
>>Is there a *good* reason that epiphany has separate font selection from
>>the rest of GNOME ?
>>The obvious reason (Although I don't call it "good") is that Mozilla
>>expects multiple fonts to be defined for the various "types". However
>>there a reason that these couldn't map to fonts set up in the GNOME Font
>>preferences (My guess is that we already have 2 out of 3 (It's 50/50
>>whether to map Application font to Serif or Sans Serif), ie:
>>GNOME            -              Mozilla
>>Application Font                Sans Serif
>>Application Font????            Serif
>>Terminal Font                   Monospace
>>Would we need to do anything/much more to match these up properly and
>>remove the font selection stuff from epiphany, or are there a11y reasons
>>to keep them there [And if so why is a web browser different to all the
>>other apps that mean that they don't need this]
>>On a similar vein, can we not change the whole "colors" selection
>>section to be just "Always use theme colours"[1] and come up with a
>>sensible mapping onto the GTK theme?
>>This way the appearance dialog would be pretty much two checkboxes:
>>- Always use system font choices
>>- Always use system colours
>I was thinking to this just yesterday. Problems to solve are:
>- Are the very granular mozilla settings necessary for accessibility ?
>- Is there a satisfying way to map gnome desktop settings to browser settings,
>or these could be extended so satisfy our needs. For example, is it sane
>to assume the same font is good for a web page and applications ? It would
>seem that a system font to display text (web or pdf or text viewer ....)
>is necessary. Maybe there is one, or it's just fine to use the application
>one. Unfortunately I cant access gnome and check now.
>- When we enabled this in galeon 1, a while ago, using a different font
>then the default was causing several layut problems. This may have changed
>Can you open a bug about this, so we can talk with accessibility guys etc

Another thing. Currently you can set fonts per encoding. Maybe this is a
necessary feature.


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