[tor-bugs] #20842 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Proposal: Improve Tor Browser font whitelist / bundled fonts

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#20842: Proposal: Improve Tor Browser font whitelist / bundled fonts
 Reporter:  arthuredelstein           |          Owner:  (none)
     Type:  defect                    |         Status:  new
 Priority:  Medium                    |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser  |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                    |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  tbb-usability, ux-team    |  Actual Points:
Parent ID:  #18097                    |         Points:
 Reviewer:                            |        Sponsor:

Comment (by antonela):

 I outlined below some font families who are running right now on products
 with a significant amount of users and which maybe we could add to our

 Android / Google Products
 Source -> https://material.io/guidelines/style/typography.html

 Roboto is the standard typeface on Android.
 Noto is the standard typeface for all languages on Chrome and Android for
 all languages not covered by Roboto.

 Script types
 - English and English-like (Latin, Greek, and Cyrillic)
 - Dense (Chinese, Japanese, and Korean)
 - Tall (South and Southeast Asian and Middle Eastern languages)

 Source -> http://font.ubuntu.com/

 Ubuntu is the standar typeface on
 - 1,200 glyphs, 200-250 languages (native languages of 3 billion people!).
 - OpenType-based TTF (TrueType)
 - Alternative glyphs (e.g. proportional/non-
 proportional/superscript/subscript numerals)
 - Debugging glyphs (U+EFFD, U+EFFE, U+EFFF, U+F000) giving face, version,
 grayscale level and pixels-per-em digit display)

 San Francisco is the current standard typeface on all iOS products.

 I'm open to looking into other options for specific OS related problems.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/20842#comment:10>
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