kmail: text mails should be displayed with a monospace font by default

Bug #619395 reported by Albert Zeyer on 2010-08-17
This bug affects 1 person
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kdepim (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: kdepim

It is very common to display text mails in a monospace font. Not only are people used to that, people who write text-only mails often use text-formating which is mostly broken in non-monospace fonts.

So my suggestion is to set this as the default.

I guess this maybe should also be reported to KDE upstream. Will you forward this or should I?

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: kmail 4:4.4.2-0ubuntu5
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-24.39-generic-pae
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-24-generic-pae i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Architecture: i386
Date: Tue Aug 17 20:33:20 2010
InstallationMedia: Kubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release i386 (20100427)
SourcePackage: kdepim

Albert Zeyer (albertzeyer) wrote :
Maarten Bezemer (veger) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. We are sorry that we do not always have the capacity to look at all reported bugs in a timely manner. There have been many changes in Ubuntu since that time you reported the bug and your feature request may have been implemented with some of the updates. It would help us a lot if you could test it on a currently supported Ubuntu version. I believe it is (now) possible to set the fonts, so you should be able to pick a mono-spaced font.

When you test it and it is still an issue, kindly upload the updated logs by running apport-collect 619395 and any other logs that are relevant for this particular issue.

Changed in kdepim (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete

Importance set to Wishlist as suggested by veger on #ubuntu-bugs

Changed in kdepim (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Albert Zeyer (albertzeyer) wrote :

This bug report is not about being able to set the font but about the default setting.

Changed in kdepim (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
Maarten Bezemer (veger) wrote :

Oh you want to have the mono-space font as a default setting. Sorry, I misread/misunderstood.

Personally, I am against as I think using the system font better integrates with the rest of the OS (and I do not encounter any/much emails that used spaces to format).
Generally, I am afraid you request is going to be denied, although I do not know the policies on how requests are getting voted on or something similar...

You could try create an upstream report by following the instructions at maybe the KMail developers can help you further. If you have done so, please tell us the number of the upstream bug (or the link), so we can add a bugwatch that will inform us about its status. Thanks in advance.

Maarten Bezemer (veger) wrote :

I was afraid for this reaction...

We can leave the bug open here, if it picks up enough heat (see it might attract the attention of package developers

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