[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-
     Type:  defect                               |  team
 Priority:  Medium                               |         Status:
Component:  Tor Browser                          |  needs_review
 Severity:  Normal                               |      Milestone:
 Keywords:  tbb-fingerprinting-fonts,            |        Version:
  TorBrowserTeam201510R                          |     Resolution:
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Comment (by yawning):

 Replying to [comment:8 arthuredelstein]:
 > Here's a patch for review, where I have added the localized names for
 each CJK font to the font whitelist on Windows. I'm didn't find any
 localized font names for the non-CJK fonts included in this whitelist.
 > https://github.com/arthuredelstein/tor-browser/commit/17250
 > (I will also investigate if any localized font names are needed for OS X
 or Linux.)

 The patch looks ok for Japanese/Windows.

 I'm hesitant to call this fixed since our Japanese `about:tor` page on
 Windows still looks horrific even when the correct fonts are specified,
 leading to poor first impressions and a bad out-of-the-box experience.

 There's an upstream issue discussing this:

 Is there a particular reason why we whitelist `YaHei`/`JhengHei` but not
 `Meiryo`/`Malgun Gothic` (Korean)?  Availability across the fonts should
 be similar (Vista+).

 The `Meiryo` inline box breakage documented in comment 7 was resolved in
 Firefox 40 (https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1157083).

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/17250#comment:9>
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