[tbb-bugs] #13313 [Tor Browser]: Enable bundled fonts in Tor Browser

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#13313: Enable bundled fonts in Tor Browser
     Reporter:  dcf          |      Owner:  tbb-team
         Type:  enhancement  |     Status:  new
     Priority:  normal       |  Milestone:
    Component:  Tor Browser  |    Version:
   Resolution:               |   Keywords:  tbb-fingerprinting-fonts
Actual Points:               |  Parent ID:
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Comment (by arthuredelstein):

 Here's are my latest patches for this ticket:

 I'll be posting signed binaries shortly for testing.

 These patches use a subset of fonts from Google's Noto font family. I
 arbitrarily chose them to cover every living language for which there
 exists an edition of Wikipedia:

 I chose Noto for a couple of reasons:
 * The Noto font family has better coverage than Droid for some languages.
 * The Droid Fallback font unfortunately does not handle Traditional
 Chinese, Japanese, or Korean correctly, whereas Noto Sans CJK switches to
 the correct character style depending on the page language. (You can test
 this at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han_unification

 The fonts add ~15 MB to each package, most of it due to NotoSansCJKsc-

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