[Bug 507167] [NEW] Inconsistent fonts when viewing/composing plain text messages

Hendrik joker.x at gmx.net
Wed Jan 13 20:26:20 UTC 2010

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: thunderbird

In short: The setting to display plain text messages in a proportional
(variable width) font doesn't affect new messages being composed.

More details:
I have configured my e-mail account in Thunderbird to compose messages in plain text. There is an option (Edit -> Preferences -> Display -> Formatting) to choose how plain text messages are displayed: in a proportional or in a monospaced (fixed width) font. I have chosen proportional. This setting does affect how received messages are displayed, but when composing a new message, the font is always monospaced.

(There is a somewhat ugly workaround for this: In the "Formatting ->
Fonts..." menu, it is possible to select a proportional font as the
"Monospace" font. However, I don't think this is a good solution.)

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Wed Jan 13 20:56:14 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
Package: mozilla-thunderbird (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-17.54-generic
SourcePackage: thunderbird
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-17-generic i686

** Affects: thunderbird (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: apport-bug i386

Inconsistent fonts when viewing/composing plain text messages
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