[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:           |     Status:  needs_review
  enhancement            |  Milestone:
     Priority:  normal   |    Version:
    Component:  Tor      |   Keywords:  tbb-fingerprinting-fonts,
  Browser                |  tbb-5.0a4, TorBrowserTeam201507R
   Resolution:           |  Parent ID:
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Comment (by arthuredelstein):

 Replying to [comment:21 gk]:
 > Some first comments:
 > It builds and I get proper Tor Browser bundles which is good :). Please
 move `--enable-bundled-fonts` into the respective `.mozconfig` files. It
 is a normal config option which landed on mozilla trunk a while ago. Apart
 from that the tor-browser-bundle changes are good.

 As I mentioned on IRC, the reason I put --enable-bundled-fonts in tor-
 browser-bundle.git instead of mozconfigs is that the fonts aren't
 available to tor-browser.git. If someone is just building tor-browser.git,
 I don't want to make them have to download the Noto fonts and put them in
 the right directoy just to be able to read text.

 Alternative approaches could be:
 1. Find a preprocessor flag that is only active when we build tor-browser-
 bundle.git, and use that to disable the whitelisting pref for tor-
 browser.git alone.
 2. Add the Noto fonts directly to the tor-browser.git repo, and add
 something in the Mozilla build scripts to install them in the directory
 where fonts are bundled. That would avoid modifying tor-browser-bundle.git

 Opinions welcome!

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/13313#comment:23>
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