Thunderbird unicode font size


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Ed Cryer

I've just updated to Tbird 14, and an old problem re-emerged. The
unicode font size became small.
I've had this before, and I solved it after a lot of searching around.
But I forgot the solution and so had to search around again.
I found it, and now I've stamped it in my Personal Stuff folder.

In case anybody else is in the same boat here it is, copied from an old
archive;
***********************************************
UTF-8. It will, however, solve the issue you described, *without*
affecting non-UTF encodings.

You must use the 'Config Editor' to change the prefs, as there is no
selection in the UI for Unicode, as there is for other encodings.

Since you appear to be on *nix:

Go to Edit -> Preferences -> Advanced -> General, then click the 'Config
Editor' button.

In the 'Filter' bar, enter: unicode

Look for the following preferences:

font.size.fixed.x-unicode
font.size.variable.x-unicode

Double click on a pref, to enter a new size for it.
 
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Kalkidas

I've just updated to Tbird 14, and an old problem re-emerged. The
unicode font size became small.
I've had this before, and I solved it after a lot of searching around.
But I forgot the solution and so had to search around again.
I found it, and now I've stamped it in my Personal Stuff folder.

In case anybody else is in the same boat here it is, copied from an old
archive;
***********************************************
UTF-8. It will, however, solve the issue you described, *without*
affecting non-UTF encodings.

You must use the 'Config Editor' to change the prefs, as there is no
selection in the UI for Unicode, as there is for other encodings.

Since you appear to be on *nix:

Go to Edit -> Preferences -> Advanced -> General, then click the 'Config
Editor' button.

In the 'Filter' bar, enter: unicode

Look for the following preferences:

font.size.fixed.x-unicode
font.size.variable.x-unicode

Double click on a pref, to enter a new size for it.
I don't find any such menu as Edit -> Preferences -> Advanced -> General
in Thunderbird 14.

I don't see any reference to a "Config Editor" in the help files either.
 
G

Gene E. Bloch

I don't find any such menu as Edit -> Preferences -> Advanced -> General
in Thunderbird 14.

I don't see any reference to a "Config Editor" in the help files either.
In the browsers's address bar type about:config and go there.

For filtering, use the search bar in the resulting window.

Filtering on x-unicode will get you to the desired entries a bit more
easily.
 
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Paul

Kalkidas said:
I don't find any such menu as Edit -> Preferences -> Advanced -> General
in Thunderbird 14.

I don't see any reference to a "Config Editor" in the help files either.
Thunderbird and Firefox, share some web engine code. In Firefox, when
you type "about:config" as a URL, it starts the Config Editor for
Firefox. In Thunderbird, it's implemented as a button you click, to
start the Config Editor.

(Config Editor button, looks like this on my old copy of TB...)

http://oit.pdx.edu/files/TB_options_general.png

(The Config Editor has a Filter box at the top, and by using that,
you can reduce the number of items shown in the display below...)

http://oit.pdx.edu/files/TB_chunks_fitler2.png

A disadvantage of the Config Editor, is there is no Undo option
in there, so if you make a mistake, it's immediate. Before using
Config Editor, you should save a backup copy of whatever passes
for a Profile folder. Config Editor can be unforgiving of mistakes.

Paul
 
G

Gene E. Bloch

Thunderbird and Firefox, share some web engine code. In Firefox, when
you type "about:config" as a URL, it starts the Config Editor for
Firefox. In Thunderbird, it's implemented as a button you click, to
start the Config Editor.

(Config Editor button, looks like this on my old copy of TB...)

http://oit.pdx.edu/files/TB_options_general.png

(The Config Editor has a Filter box at the top, and by using that,
you can reduce the number of items shown in the display below...)

http://oit.pdx.edu/files/TB_chunks_fitler2.png

A disadvantage of the Config Editor, is there is no Undo option
in there, so if you make a mistake, it's immediate. Before using
Config Editor, you should save a backup copy of whatever passes
for a Profile folder. Config Editor can be unforgiving of mistakes.

Paul
Oh, I get it. Thunderbird is not the same as Firefox :)

My post a bit before yours was a direct result of responding to what I
was thinking, not what the OP had written.

My newer Thunderbird's Config button is on a screen slightly different
from yours, but it's not different enough to confuse anyone (other than
me, of course!).

This is a bit embarrassing, all in all...
 
G

Gene E. Bloch

In the browsers's address bar type about:config and go there.

For filtering, use the search bar in the resulting window.

Filtering on x-unicode will get you to the desired entries a bit more
easily.
Look at the reply I posted a few seconds ago to Paul for an amusing
anecdote...
 
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Beauregard T. Shagnasty

That's Linux...

That's Linux...
I don't find any such menu as Edit -> Preferences -> Advanced -> General
in Thunderbird 14.
For Windows users: Tools > Options > Advanced > etc. etc.

Microsoft likes "Options" and Linuxes like "Preferences" in many/most
applications.
 
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Ed Cryer

Ed said:
I've just updated to Tbird 14, and an old problem re-emerged. The
unicode font size became small.
I've had this before, and I solved it after a lot of searching around.
But I forgot the solution and so had to search around again.
I found it, and now I've stamped it in my Personal Stuff folder.
For the hard-of-believing, for the "Linux is heaven" brigade, for those
who may have misunderstood, for anyone who has a grasp of the serious
problem of communicating in a multicultural environment, for God in his
hut and for Nature red in tooth and claw,
I offer this new satnav-approved set of directions;
Tools, Options, Advanced, General; and there it is, Config Editor, about
half way down the right hand side of the window.

"Here be dragons!". It's a bit like driving through Blaenau Ffestiniog
in Wales;
http://tinyurl.com/c3ydozq
(slate-quarrying has left it looking like the entrance to Hell!).
Hit the button that says "I'll be careful, honest".

Ed
 

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