[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 sigma4111):

 Hi. I tried so many Arabic fonts in previous hrs.

 Unfortuantly, I think that we can not fix this issue. The cause is the
 following: there are so many Arabic fonts (1000s) but unfortuantly most of
 them are decorated ! This mean that most of them are useless to our issue
 because they make it more un-approperiat. Also, the convenent Arabic fonts
 that can make display of site O.K are the following:

 - Arial (default fonts used by site itself = it's real font)

 - Time new roman

 - Arabic transparent

 - Simplified Arabic

 All of above 4 fonts are not free in terms that needed so as to be
 included in Tor !!

 In this case no thing we can do !

 Hewever, furtuantly, it is just cosmatic issue ....

 I would like, at end of this tickt, to say:

 1) thank you Tor browser team for introducing this project (Tor browser),

 2) thank you Tails OS team 4 times (not single time), because indeed Tor
 browser alone is useless in dealing with such e-library site that all it's
 books are posted as PDF files that are impossible to be downloaded over
 Tor network by using Tor browser outside Tails OS...

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/22952#comment:11>
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