[tor-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 arthuredelstein):

 Replying to [comment:11 sigma4111]:
 > 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)

 On Windows, Arial is whitelisted because it is a system font available by
 default on all Windows versions. Furthermore, there is no additional
 bundled Arabic font on the Windows version of Tor Browser. That means Tor
 Browser will display Arabic text with Arial on Windows. I checked the
 website and confirmed that the Arial is being used to display the Arabic

 I then compared Firefox and Tor Browser on Windows and the rendering of
 the site looks identical to me on both browsers. Arial is used in both

 Finally I looked at Linux: the Arabic text looks like it is rendered in a
 very similar font size to the size used on the site in Windows. So I'm not
 sure I understand what the concern is here.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/22952#comment:16>
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