kde 3.2 konqueror web browser font sizes are far too large

Greg Johnson greg.johnson at saltaire.com.au
Wed Mar 24 03:31:25 GMT 2004

thanks for the feedback.

my interest/issue is really with promoting kde/linux.

* a clean install of kde3.1 & fedora core 1 renders these sites correctly (ie
without any additional fonts needing to be installed).

* a clean install of kde3.2 & fedora core 1 gives enough rendering problems as
to make konqueror unusable as a browser (even after adjusting appearance/font
parameters, see other comments on various lists).

i now have a config that works very well, but my concern would be for the
reputation of konqueror as a browser among people being introduced to

greg johnson
On Tuesday 23 Mar 2004 07:27, James Richard Tyrer wrote:

> > Sites such as www.horde.org and www.jboss.org render with very large font
> > sizes when running konqueror in kde 3.2.1-0.1 Red Hat on a clean Fedora
> > Core 1 i386 system.
> >
> > These sites look fine in Mozilla, Opera, Netscape & IE out of the box, it
> > is only konqueror that is "wrong".

> This is probably just a font or configuration issue since these sites both
> are rendered OK with Konqueror 3.2.1 on my system.  The 'horde' site
> specifically requires Arial and this might cause problems if you don't have
> it installed.

Can I add that this site http://corefonts.sourceforge.net/ has an easy step by
step guide to get/build and install (on RPM based systems) Microsoft's
TrueType core fonts, which of course includes Arial.
The two sites Greg Johnson mentioned now dont look to bad to me, well its
improved things a bit after installing the new fonts :)

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