[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:
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Comment (by arthuredelstein):

 Replying to [comment:6 yawning]:
 > 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).

 Thanks for tracking this down. I was unaware of this issue, but I will
 check other languages (such as Chinese) for similar problems and post a
 patch with the corrected whitelist.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/17250#comment:7>
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