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Fonts Disappeared

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At some point (unknown) whenever I go to Options>Content and want to change the Font Type it only shows a basic set of system fonts. For instance, all of the Clear Type fonts no longer appear as a selection option. This only applies to Firefox. All other browsers find the complete list of available fonts on my system.

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Note: I am currently running 8.0.1 but this was occurring on 7.0, too.

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Try to set the Boolean pref gfx.font_rendering.directwrite.use_gdi_table_loading to false on the about:config page.

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.

  • Use the Filter bar at to top of the about:config page to locate a preference more easily.
  • Preferences that have been modified show as bold (user set).
  • Preferences can be reset to the default via the right-click context menu if they are user set
  • Preferences can be changed via the right-click context menu: Modify (String or Integer) or Toggle (Boolean)
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Sadly, this did not correct the problem. Zooky

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Can you attach a screenshot and a link to a page where you have that problem?

Use a compressed image type like PNG or JPG to save the screenshot and make sure that you do not exceed the maximum file size (1 MB).

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I have attached two snaps. Capture is from Internet Explorer - note that it has Segue UI semi-bold. Capture1 is a screenshot of FF. It does not contain that Font. This is an example, only. FF is missing MANY fonts.


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That list consists of several sections (serif, sans-serif, monospace).
Doy you inspect the full list of default fonts?

You can do a font test to see which fonts are installed.

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This has problems. Everytime I try to run it it takes me to Java install. I allowed it to update me to v.30 but evn then when I ask the program to show me installed fonts with details it takes me right back to Java install, on-n-on. It's a loop!

btw - it may be a mixture of serif and non serif but Internet Explorer found them, FF did not. The Sergoe UI semibold is the one I want to use in FF, just as I use it in IE which has no problem finding it already installed.

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I ran a Font Manager and one of the fonts that I was looking for is installed (see attached file). FF does not show a complete list of all fonts installed.