Some text shows up bold after upgrade

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Words on websites could become bold or italic if your font is corrupt or a setting is changed.


Font settings

To verify your settings are correct:

  1. At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Firefox button and then select OptionsAt the top of the Firefox window, click on the Tools menu and then select OptionsOn the menu bar, click on the Firefox menu and select Preferences...At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Edit menu and select Preferences

    Click the menu button New Fx Menu and choose OptionsPreferences

  2. Select the Content panel.
  3. Under Fonts and Colors, click Advanced....
  4. The default settings are:

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    • Fonts for: Western
    • Proportional: Serif
    • Size: 16
    • Serif: Times New RomanTimesSerif
    • Sans-serif: ArialHelveticaSans-serif
    • Monospace: Courier NewCourierMonospace
    • Size: 13
    • Minimum font size: None
    • Default Character Encoding: Western (ISO-8859-1)

Extensions

Sometimes an extension causes this problem. To check, see Troubleshoot extensions, themes and hardware acceleration issues to solve common Firefox problems.

Corrupt or Missing Fonts

To make sure that your fonts are not corrupt or missing:

  1. At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Firefox button and then select ExitAt the top of the Firefox window, click on the File menu and then select ExitOn the menu bar, click on the Firefox menu and select Quit FirefoxAt the top of the Firefox window, click on the File menu and select Quit

    Click the menu button New Fx Menu and then click ExitQuit Close 29

  2. Open the run dialog.
    • (7/Vista): Click the Windows Start button. The Start Search box is the run dialog.
    • (XP): Click the Windows Start button, then select Run....
  1. Type %WINDIR% and press Enter.
  2. Open the folder called Fonts.
  3. Verify that you have these fonts:
      • Arial.ttf
      • Arial Black.ttf
      • Arial Bold.ttf
      • Arial Italic.ttf
      • Arial Bold Italic.ttf
      • Times New Roman.ttf
      • Times New Roman Bold.ttf
      • Times New Roman Italic.ttf
      • Times New Roman Bold Italic.ttf
      • Courier New.ttf
      • Courier New Bold.ttf
      • Courier New Italic.ttf
      • Courier New Bold Italic.ttf

If you have a font that is a different name, rename it to be the right name. Examples:

  • Arial2.ttf instead of Arial.ttf
  • Arrial.ttf instead of Arial.tff
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