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Why does older version of Firefox display the FRE3OF9X font, but newer versions won't.
Fonts that displayed and printed properly in Firefox 3.6.17 don't work in Firefox 4, or Firefox 5.ob7.
They are FRE3OF9X & IDAutomationHC39M. I'm using Windows 7, and again they will work if I'm using FF 3.6.17 or IE, but not a newer version of FF.
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Works for me on Linux.
data:text/html;charset=utf-8,<html><body><p style='font-family:"Free 3 of 9 extended";font-size:200px'>*TEST CODE*</p></body></html>
Modified by cor-el
Sorry cor-el, I don't know what Linux really is.
If I copy & paste the info from Firefox into Word or Outlook, the barcode will appear in those programs. It just doesn't appear when viewed from Firefox.
Linux is another Operating System similar to Windows and Mac.
Do you see that font listed in the Default list in Tools > Options > Content : Fonts & Colors ?
That list consists of several section, so check them all.
I do see the barcode font that I'm interested in in the list when checking Tools> Options> Content.
II'm running Windows 7, 64 bit. I wonder if this version of Windows doesn't work so well with FF, symbol/barcode fonts.
Does Firefox use that font if you (temporarily) set is as the default font?
If not then the font may not be compatible and you may need to find a True Type version that does work (e.g. do a Google search).
Cor-el, setting FF's default font to 'Free 3 of 9' worked! Everything, including the targeted content of my page displayed as a barcode.
But when I change it back to 'Time New Roman', I don't see the targeted content of the page as a barcode anymore. This page works for other people in my company. Any last thoughts as to why it doesn't work for me?
...one more piece of info....I may be one of the few, if not the only one, using a 64 bit version of Windows 7. The others in my company that can see the barcode are not using Windows 7 64 bit.
You can try to toggle some of the Boolean gfx.font_rendering prefs on the about:config page to disable some features to see if that helps. If not then undo the changes.
To open the about:config page, type about:config in the location (address) bar and press the "Enter" key, just like you type the url of a website to open a website.
If you see a warning then you can confirm that you want to access that page.
You can use the Filter bar at to top of the about:config page to locate a pref more easily.
I wish I could say it worked. I tried several different combinations of making the font_rendering booleans false...and true, closing FF between each change to make sure that it took.
Still no dice. I appreciate your help. Any other suggestions?
I have the same problem, and found a workaround.
I have a web application that displays barcodes using the FRE3OF9X.TTF font. We installed a new PC with Windows 7, 64-bit and Firefox 6.0. The bar code app was not working in Firefox, but it WAS working in MSIE.
When Firefox builds the table of installed fonts, the human-readable name for this font gets truncated. It should be "Free 3 of 9 Extended" but the table actually contains "Free 3 of 9", causing the string to be displayed in the default font.
The workaround was to update the web app to specify that either font name was allowable:
<TD STYLE='font-size: 30pt; font-family: "Free 3 of 9 Extended","Free 3 of 9"'>*AF123456*</TD>
Modified by email@example.com
lpoulsen, Thank you for the info. Question, where do I find the spot in FF to update that line of code?