[tbb-bugs] #20820 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Add font support for Shift-JIS

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#20820: Add font support for Shift-JIS
     Reporter:  cypherpunks               |      Owner:  tbb-team
         Type:  enhancement               |     Status:  new
     Priority:  Medium                    |  Milestone:
    Component:  Applications/Tor Browser  |    Version:
     Severity:  Normal                    |   Keywords:
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 Back with Tor Browser 5, I was able to install monafont on my computer and
 it would allow Shift-JIS fonts to render properly. Because Tor Browser now
 uses its own built-in fonts to make fingerprinting of system fonts harder,
 and because there are no SJIS fonts, I can't correctly view any of it.
 SJIS is extremely sensitive to spacing, so an alternative font which
 renders the characters but does not render the spacing correctly does not
 work at all.

 SJIS is used extensively on Japanese websites.

 Look at https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/モナー (or
 https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%83%A2%E3%83%8A%E3%83%BC if the browser
 isn't displaying Japanese. Many Japanese characters do not display at all)
 and see if the examples it displays in SJIS are anything like the image
 which it displays on the right.

 I have not tested on Windows, only Linux.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/20820>
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