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Use a different text rendering engine

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Firefox uses the wrong text rendering engine. That's because bitmap fonts don't work in Windows 10 in Firefox. They work in Windows XP and Windows 7 though, which is why I really want to install one of these operating systems.

Notepad works perfectly... You could just use the same rendering engine as Notepad and all problems are gone!!!

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I think you should skip XP and Vista as support for them runs out next month. Can not update any further. A little hard to use Notepad to Render anything : https://hacks.mozilla.org/2017/10/the-whole-web-at-maximum-fps-how-webrender-gets-rid-of-jank/

Let alone using it in new ways as HTML and CSS evolve.

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Notepad is a text editor. Its only rendering engine is a text rendering engine, so you can't say it's used to "Render anything". However it's definitely the best rendering engine.

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I think this is the same issue as your previous threads:

As you know, Support volunteers can't change Firefox. To submit feature suggestions, you could use one or more of the following (depending on whether you want a suggestion box or a discussion):

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Indeed it's the same issue as the second bullet but not the first.

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Try to disable hardware acceleration. I'm pretty sure that DirectWrite doesn't allow bitmap fonts.