[tbb-bugs] #17250 [Tor Browser]: Japanese font(s) look ugly on websites

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Tue Oct 6 13:57:36 UTC 2015

#17250: Japanese font(s) look ugly on websites
     Reporter:  gk           |      Owner:  tbb-team
         Type:  defect       |     Status:  new
     Priority:  normal       |  Milestone:
    Component:  Tor Browser  |    Version:
   Resolution:               |   Keywords:  tbb-fingerprinting-fonts
Actual Points:               |  Parent ID:
       Points:               |    Sponsor:

Comment (by yawning):

 A few things, by platform:
  * Linux uses `NotoSansCJKsc-Regular.otf`. I'm not sure why we ship the
 Simplified Chinese version of the font.  But it's legible, though I
 haven't looked for differences/stuff that's broken very hard.
  * Under Windows, there's no fonts configured for Japanese
 (`about:preferences#content`->`Advanced`), the drop-downs for Serif, Sans-
 serif, and Monospace are empty. I have no idea how Firefox handles fonts
 named in Japanese (eg: `MS 明朝` whitelisted as `MS Mincho`), but I
 can't select the fonts even though they're present on the system.  Even
 the `about:tor` page looks kind of horrible.
  * I don't have a Macintoy.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/17250#comment:1>
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