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Snorri
 
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Post Posted February 22nd, 2005, 7:02 am

Slightly puzzled and haven't been able to google an answer - why does Firefox no longer include the ability to set your own fonts for both cursive and fantasy font-families any longer?

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Snorri.

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Post Posted October 30th, 2005, 6:02 am

Snorri wrote:why does Firefox no longer include the ability to set your own fonts for both cursive and fantasy font-families any longer?


Running Win2K Firefox 1.0.7

I've discovered how to change the firefox settings for the cursive font.

Go to about:config and scroll down to font.name.cursive.x-western (if western is the font section you use). Right click on it and choose "modify" and type your preferred font name into the window.

I do not see where to modify the fantasy font option though. Can someone help?

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Post Posted October 30th, 2005, 6:26 am

Excuse me for replying to myself. I found out how to modify the fantasy font option.

Close down all instances of Firefox. Go to your Firefox profile folder and open prefs.js. Look for

Code: Select all
user_pref("font.name.fantasy.x-western"


and change the font name that follows to your preference. If the above is not in the file, add this line - it should be on its own line, all in one line:

Code: Select all
user_pref("font.name.fantasy.x-western", "desdemona");


(I just chose 'desdemona' arbitrarily. Obviously, you can choose whichever fantasy font is on your OS.)

Reopen Firefox and font.name.fantasy.x-western will now be listed in about:config and can be changed more easily.

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Post Posted October 30th, 2005, 9:32 am

Snorri wrote:Slightly puzzled and haven't been able to google an answer - why does Firefox no longer include the ability to set your own fonts for both cursive and fantasy font-families any longer?


They were almost unused. Unused prefs shouldn't take up space in the options panel.

- Chris

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