Writing emails in gmail webinterface using the 'plain text' option results in wrong aligned text because gmail uses a non-fixed-width font.
Additionally some forwarded mails are displayed very small.
Steps to reproduce the 'very small font' effect:
- Write mail with 'plain text' option in gmail.
- Send mail.
- Receive mail with stand-alone mailclient, e.g. Thunderbid/icedove,
- configure client to compose mails in html/rich text mode
( Edit|Account settings|Composition&Addressing|Compose messages in HTML format (Icedove 3.1.16) )
- Forward mail to gmail account
- View mail in gmail webinterface.
Found a userscript which sets the font in gmail to the browsers default monospace font. No further configuration needed.
The script can be found on userscripts.org - Gmail Fixed Font or directly downloaded from GitHub - jparise / gmail-fixed-font.
- Chromium pops up an install notification. Userscripts are directly supported. Browser restart seems to be needed after install to apply changes to the gmail webinterface display style.
- Firefox needs an extension to be able to handle userscripts. Greasemonkey can do that. Get it here (installation of the greasemonkey extension needs a browser restart). Now greasemonkey pops up a notification when clicking on a userscript and asks for installation. Reload gmail tab to apply display changes made by the script.
See the following screenshots for the difference. Take a look at the mail text for additional information.
Default gmail display settings:
|The composed mail.||The same mail forwarded with an external email client set to html mail-formatting back to gmail.|
This time with the userscript 'Gmail Fixed Font' enabled:
|The composed mail like above.||The forwarded mail like above.|
(Btw: It will be listed in the extension tab in chromium.)
Tested with chromium 15.0.874.121 (Developer Build 109964 Linux) Debian wheezy/sid and
Firefox 8.0 with Greasemonkey 0.9.13.
'Gmail Fixed Font' version 1.23 in both cases.
- added install information for chromium and firefox.