[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:  Medium                    |      Milestone:
Component:  Tor Browser               |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                    |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  tbb-fingerprinting-fonts  |  Actual Points:
Parent ID:                            |         Points:
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Changes (by yawning):

 * severity:   => Normal


 I finally got around to digging more into this.  Modifying the whitelist
 on a Windows 10 system to include `MS 明朝` and `MS ゴシック` results
 in them being picked up and used to display Japanese.

 Because #16739 exists, I assume the problem here is "We only whitelisted
 the English display names of the fonts, which do not exist when using
 Japanese as the system locale".

 The short term workaround would be to whitelist
  * `MS 明朝`(`MS Mincho`)
  * `MS ゴシック`(`MS Gothic`)
  * `MS P明朝`(`MS PMincho`)
  * `MS Pゴシック`(`MS PGothic`)

 Note: `P` is also double width.  Past that we get to move on to fixing
 "those fonts look like shit", but this is a easy thing we should do (the
 fonts are already whitelisted, just not completely whitelisted).

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/17250#comment:6>
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