[tor-bugs] #13313 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Enable bundled fonts in Tor Browser

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Tue May 31 10:40:19 UTC 2016

#13313: Enable bundled fonts in Tor Browser
 Reporter:  dcf                                  |          Owner:  tbb-
     Type:  enhancement                          |  team
 Priority:  Medium                               |         Status:  closed
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser             |      Milestone:
 Severity:  Normal                               |        Version:
 Keywords:  tbb-fingerprinting-fonts,            |     Resolution:  fixed
  tbb-5.0a4, TorBrowserTeam201507R               |  Actual Points:
Parent ID:  #18097                               |         Points:
 Reviewer:                                       |        Sponsor:
Changes (by lissacoffey):

 * severity:   => Normal


 DirectWrite is one of two font rendering APIs used on Windows (the other
 is GDI). It doesn't quite work yet. The system fonts are not loaded, and
 bundled fonts are loaded. But all text is rendered as squares, even in
 browser chrome—except, curiously, Georgian text. [http://qwikfix.co.uk
 /sky-contact-number/ this] ticket attempts to solve an orthogonal problem,
 which is that it is possible to enumerate the system fonts installed on a
 user's machine.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/13313#comment:40>
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