[tbb-bugs] #18297 [Tor Browser]: Tor browser uses Chinese-style glyphs to display Japanese

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Wed Feb 10 11:44:31 UTC 2016

#18297: Tor browser uses Chinese-style glyphs to display Japanese
     Reporter:  cypherpunks  |      Owner:  tbb-team
         Type:  defect       |     Status:  new
     Priority:  Medium       |  Milestone:
    Component:  Tor Browser  |    Version:
     Severity:  Normal       |   Keywords:
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 In Tor browser 5.5.1 version (en_US), if I visit
 dependent_glyphs the browser correctly shows Japanese-style glyph variants
 in the ja column.

 However, on most actual Japanese web pages, Chinese-style glyphs end up
 being used. This happens even if I select "Japanese" in the
 View->Character Encoding menu (I know that character encoding and glyph
 variant are two separate things, but a Japan-specific character encoding
 should be taken as an indicator that Japanese glyph variants should be

 For example example, if I search for the characters from the Wikipedia
 table on this page -
 http://www.aozora.gr.jp/cards/001779/files/56648_58207.html - in every
 instance the simplified Chinese variant is used instead of the Japanese

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/18297>
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