XFCE terminal font appears bigger than other text

Bug #752886 reported by N.S.T. on 2011-04-06
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xubuntu-default-settings (Ubuntu)
Lionel Le Folgoc

Bug Description

Binary package hint: xubuntu-default-settings

By default, the font size in XFCE terminal is 12, though setting it to 10 makes it more coherent with the rest of the text on the desktop.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: xubuntu-default-settings 11.04.16
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-7.39-generic 2.6.38
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-7-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Wed Apr 6 20:02:39 2011
LiveMediaBuild: Xubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Beta i386 (20110330)
SourcePackage: xubuntu-default-settings
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

N.S.T. (secrom22) wrote :
Lionel Le Folgoc (mrpouit) wrote :

Simon, Charlie, your opinion on that please. ;-)

Changed in xubuntu-default-settings (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Incomplete
Simon Steinbeiß (ochosi) wrote :

I'd personally go for the 10pt font in the terminal as well. If it can be read anywhere else, why should it suddenly be unreadable in the terminal?

also: consistency yay.

Charlie Kravetz (charlie-tca) wrote :

I have expressed my opinion on this subject in the past. As long as we are using droid fonts, which are smaller by design than other fonts, 10 point fonts are only readable by those with good eyesight. Insisting they are readable by all users doesn't change the size visibility.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for xubuntu-default-settings (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in xubuntu-default-settings (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
Lionel Le Folgoc (mrpouit) wrote :

(lalala, thank you launchpad) Reopening.

Changed in xubuntu-default-settings (Ubuntu):
status: Expired → Incomplete
Pasi Lallinaho (knome) wrote :

The default font for UI is Droid Sans 10, and the proposed font for terminal is Droid Sans Mono 10. As Droid Sans Mono 10 has *better* readability (see attachment), I can't see no reason why we couldn't use it as default for the terminal.

Rafael Belmonte (eaglescreen) wrote :

I also find default font bigger than desirable.

Pasi Lallinaho (knome) wrote :

Lionel, will you commit this change for Precise? Thanks.

Changed in xubuntu-default-settings (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Changed in xubuntu-default-settings (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Lionel Le Folgoc (mrpouit)
Changed in xubuntu-default-settings (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package xubuntu-default-settings - 12.04.0

xubuntu-default-settings (12.04.0) precise; urgency=low

  * Fix broken theme in only-ubiquity mode (lp: #840094):
    - debian/control: add a new xubuntu-live-settings binary package.
    - debian/{gconf-defaults,post*,pre*}: renamed to
    - debian/*.install: added, now that we have several binary packages.
    - casper/48xubuntu_maybe_ubiquity: added, stolen from
  * debian/xubuntu-default-settings.gconf-defaults: fix default command to
    browse a device with blueman. lp: #882621
  * etc/xdg/xdg-xubuntu/Terminal/terminalrc: reduce the default font size
    for xfce4-terminal. lp: #752886
  * etc/skel/.xscreensaver: added, set blank mode by default. lp: #799268
  * Call dh_installgsettings instead of manually shipping an override file.
 -- Lionel Le Folgoc <email address hidden> Sat, 19 Nov 2011 20:39:27 +0100

Changed in xubuntu-default-settings (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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