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

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#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
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Comment (by arthuredelstein):

 Replying to [comment:1 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.

 The NotoSansCJKsc-Regular.otf font covers Japanese, Korean, and both
 Simplified and Traditional Chinese. The "sc" refers to the fact that it
 defaults to Simplified Chinese character variants if the language has not
 been specified by a page.

 >  * 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.

 Right now on Windows (in the alpha) only MS Mincho is whitelisted, so
 that's the only Japanese font available. I will look into whether it would
 be possible to whitelist more Windows fonts. Are there some you would

 >  * I don't have a Macintoy.

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