[tbb-bugs] #22952 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Tor Browser Arabic Fonts Issue !

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#22952: Tor Browser Arabic Fonts Issue !
 Reporter:  sigma4111                 |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  defect                    |         Status:  needs_information
 Priority:  Medium                    |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser  |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                    |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  tbb-fingerprinting-fonts  |  Actual Points:
Parent ID:  #18097                    |         Points:
 Reviewer:                            |        Sponsor:

Comment (by cypherpunks):

 Replying to [comment:4 sigma4111]:
 > I not sure how you like me to help ? I understood - please correct to me
 - Tor not allowed to use system fonts so as to protect from fingerprint.
 This mean - please correct to me - it "Arial" is used from within Tor (by
 being one of Tor owen built-in set of fonts) then no risk, but if used
 from outside Tor (from system fonts) it will be risky. For that, we need
 to add "Arial" to Tor owen built-in set of fonts to be one of them by
 default ? Is this what you plan to do, or something else ?
 > I can supply you by files for Arabic fonts (like Arial), if you like ...

 The right way to do this is to provide your own fonts on that website (if
 you're the website owner) that get loaded.

 In any case, this does not look like an issue with the Tor Browser.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/22952#comment:5>
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