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On certain websites (specifically the one my school uses) there are no words popping up. Only question marks in boxes. Other websites, like facebook are totally normal. I made sure that the websites were given permissions to pick their own fonts and this did not fix the problem. Thanks

On certain websites (specifically the one my school uses) there are no words popping up. Only question marks in boxes. Other websites, like facebook are totally normal. I made sure that the websites were given permissions to pick their own fonts and this did not fix the problem. Thanks

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If you see a question mark then it is possible that the server sends the file with a Windows or Western encoding instead of with Unicode.

You can check the encoding here:

  • View -> Text Encoding

Can you attach a screenshot and possibly give some links?

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Sir.Mayo 12 solutions 109 answers

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Hello, When The question mark in a box shows, it usually means your computer can not display the character to you.

Firefox recently updated to 54.0.1, have you installed that?

This, seems like an issue with the website and not Firefox.

Hello, When The question mark in a box shows, it usually means your computer can not display the character to you. Firefox recently updated to 54.0.1, have you installed that? This, seems like an issue with the website and not Firefox.
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FredMcD
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Type about:preferences#content<enter> in the address bar. Across from fonts and colors, press the Advanced button. On the bottom, turn on Allow Web Sites To Choose Their Own.

Fonts Information - Detected via Flash http://browserspy.dk/fonts-flash.php?detail=1

Type '''about:preferences#content'''<enter> in the address bar. Across from '''fonts and colors,''' press the '''Advanced''' button. On the bottom, turn on '''Allow Web Sites To Choose Their Own.''' Fonts Information - Detected via Flash http://browserspy.dk/fonts-flash.php?detail=1
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jscher2000
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Other Mac users have reported similar things, but I don't think we've found a definitive explanation for what caused it, so that makes it hard to propose fixes.

Other Mac users have reported similar things, but I don't think we've found a definitive explanation for what caused it, so that makes it hard to propose fixes. * [https://support.mozilla.org/questions/1163088 When I do a search, the results shows as question marks instead of text.] * [https://support.mozilla.org/questions/1158016 I'm not allowed to see anything on my browser except for the letter A in a box.] * Apple support: [https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3240891?tstart=0 Safari showing Boxed A's] - refers to third party font managers
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cor-el
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If you see a question mark then it is possible that the server sends the file with a Windows or Western encoding instead of with Unicode.

You can check the encoding here:

  • View -> Text Encoding

Can you attach a screenshot and possibly give some links?

If you see a question mark then it is possible that the server sends the file with a Windows or Western encoding instead of with Unicode. You can check the encoding here: *View -> Text Encoding ---- Can you attach a screenshot and possibly give some links? *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-create-screenshot-my-problem *use a compressed image type like PNG or JPG to save the screenshot
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