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Displays Strange Characters on some websites

On SOME websites firefox displays characters strangely while other browsers work fine. Screenshot attached. Sites are allowed to choose a font. Refreshing and deleting c… (read more)

On SOME websites firefox displays characters strangely while other browsers work fine. Screenshot attached. Sites are allowed to choose a font. Refreshing and deleting cache don't help. Any ideas?

Asked by borismaximov 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago

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Symbols not displayed correctly

When I open a website using special symbols, the symbols are replaced by a sign with 6 hex symbols in it. It even happens when the symbol is used in the page title (see i… (read more)

When I open a website using special symbols, the symbols are replaced by a sign with 6 hex symbols in it.

It even happens when the symbol is used in the page title (see image). Site used: https://emojipedia.org/yawning-face/).

Interestingly, other emojis from the same site are displayed correctly (means the '01F971'-type symbol is replaced by the emoji, in all occurrences on the site and title)

I have seen multiple threads about this, even on this site. However, I could not solve it with the suggested solutions. What I have tried so far:

1. Disable addons 2. Make sure fonts are downloaded through settings 3. about:config -> gfx.downloadable_fonts.enabled -> make sure its true (4. no-script is not installed)


Any ideas?

Asked by holzweg 5 months ago

Answered by holzweg 5 months ago

Issue with this symbol "⠀"

Hello, dear Mozilla Team, I have an issue with this symbol "⠀". It was invisible and usable before an update, but now I can see it and it is very sad and inconvinient. Ho… (read more)

Hello, dear Mozilla Team,

I have an issue with this symbol "⠀". It was invisible and usable before an update, but now I can see it and it is very sad and inconvinient. How can I fix this problem?

In the attached pictures you can see examples (1 - safari view (how it should be), 2 - firefox view)

Asked by Masha 5 months ago

Last reply by Masha 5 months ago

Firefox (and other Browsers) will always crash on specific websites and pages, such as Youtube History.

Just started Crashing one day after startup. Ive tried a full fresh install of Firefox and still keeps happening. Ive updated my graphics driver for my graphics card and … (read more)

Just started Crashing one day after startup. Ive tried a full fresh install of Firefox and still keeps happening. Ive updated my graphics driver for my graphics card and updated firefox to last updated.

bp-e743b9a2-b08c-410e-bcc8-811970210610 6/10/2021, 3:00 PM View bp-4248c041-8701-4141-a53b-9f3bf0210610 6/10/2021, 3:00 PM View bp-30875c3e-4f56-4434-aa37-a55380210610 6/10/2021, 3:00 PM View bp-6253aac0-3823-4c95-b7fa-79fb80210602 6/2/2021, 2:04 PM View

Asked by Dragonhatch1 5 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 months ago

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FONT DISPLAY ISSUE PERSISTS

Since the last (?) update, sometime in the spring months this year, Firefox has not been able to display website fonts correctly. Often times part of the fonts turn to qu… (read more)

Since the last (?) update, sometime in the spring months this year, Firefox has not been able to display website fonts correctly. Often times part of the fonts turn to question marks, and the problem just turned even worse: even sites that I use regulary turned to complete mess – ALL TEXT. What the hell is wrong?

And NO, preference settings have no effect whatsoever.

Asked by JR 11 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 months ago

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Some websites display Text out of alignment?

For the last few versions of FF (currently on 88.0.1 (64-bit) OSX Big Sur) certain websites display text incorrectly where the text is bold and each character is offset w… (read more)

For the last few versions of FF (currently on 88.0.1 (64-bit) OSX Big Sur) certain websites display text incorrectly where the text is bold and each character is offset with the next one (see attached Images).

It only seems to happen to certain websites and happens both within my web based email and on standard websites - but only some of them.

I've attached a photo of the issue in my webmail - I'm viewing an email sent to me using mailchimp, but even this is inconsistent as other emails using mailchimp are fine. And as I said before it happens on websites too (examples attached).

I have this issue on my 2020 iMac and my 2020 M1 MacBook Air but not on my 2019 iMac. All 3 are running latest version of FF and all synced to my FF account and have all the same settings. Attached photo of plugins/extensions installed too.

Please help me fix this it's so frustrating!

Thanks

Asked by edstudios 6 months ago

Last reply by edstudios 6 months ago

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Font rendering issues

Hi, i have font rendering issues on some websites. I found out it has something to do with the Hardware Acceleration. When I turn it off, everyting is ok. However, th… (read more)

Hi, i have font rendering issues on some websites.

I found out it has something to do with the Hardware Acceleration.

When I turn it off, everyting is ok.

However, then other websites which require more performance are really slow.

How can I fix the big without turning off hardware acceleration?

This website among others causes font issues with hardware acceleration ON:

https://www.lazada.vn/

Asked by Tom N 7 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 7 months ago

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Mozilla-provided font (I think) is just annoying/hard to read

I've read some complaints about the font that FF desktop uses on some websites. I'm seeing a very annoying font with some letters thicker (almost bold) and other letters … (read more)

I've read some complaints about the font that FF desktop uses on some websites. I'm seeing a very annoying font with some letters thicker (almost bold) and other letters thin. This occurs, for example, on the mozilla.org website and when FF is displaying a PDF.

I have "allow pages to choose their own fonts" checked, and I am not using hardware acceleration.

I went into the developer console and turned off the Mozilla-supplied font for a support webpage, and it then used something like a Times New Roman, but it was uniform in letter thickness.

I have attached screen snips.

If I display the same page using Chrome, the font looks great, so I don't know exactly what the problem is, but it's clearly a FF problem.

Notice in Chrome that the word "garbled" is in bold, and it does not appear in bold in either of the FF font examples.

Asked by van.knowles 7 months ago

Answered by van.knowles 7 months ago

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Firefox Japanese Fonts Messed Up

I am using Firefox on Debian 10 (78.6.1esr) and my Japanese fonts got messed up after I installed a new font on the system. I installed the font into my Debian user fold… (read more)

I am using Firefox on Debian 10 (78.6.1esr) and my Japanese fonts got messed up after I installed a new font on the system. I installed the font into my Debian user folder, and it applied to everything as the default font. The fix was pretty easy, I simply removed it and everything want back to normal, except Firefox. Firefox for some reason is the only thing insistent on continuing to use the font, despite my font settings in Firefox set to use a more standard font. It wouldn't be so bad but the font in question doesn't have all the characters so the display is rather hideous in some cases. I tried to reset Firefox by renaming ~/.mozilla/firefox to ~/.mozilla/firefox.old, but the font remains. I've ran with it for about a month but I cannot take it anymore and have spent a days worth of hours trying to fix it.

I've attached on image showing the display, and another showing my font settings. about:config does not show the offending font.

Thanks!

Asked by vgwidt 9 months ago

Last reply by vgwidt 9 months ago

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strange fonts in webpages

I am having these strange symbols instead of the correct fonts in some webpages as well as inside some e-mail text in gmail (when viewing from browser firefox, of course)… (read more)

I am having these strange symbols instead of the correct fonts in some webpages as well as inside some e-mail text in gmail (when viewing from browser firefox, of course). Please see attached. I deselect the setting "allow webpage to choose their own webfonts...", it solves the problem but it cause to switch to default fonts in web design tools I use (wordpress, elementor). Any suggestion of how to solve this? Thanks

Asked by simone.tor 10 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 months ago

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Some text is covered with black diamonds and question marks

On FoxNews.com, some articles include a section at the bottom for user comments. First-level comments frequently receive additional second- and third-level comments. Fir… (read more)

On FoxNews.com, some articles include a section at the bottom for user comments. First-level comments frequently receive additional second- and third-level comments.

First-level comments are working fine, but lower-level comments are partially obliterated with a string of black diamonds with question marks �?U��N�@?�.

This is not an issue when I use Safari, but it is on Firefox.

Asked by Prentice3 1 year ago

Last reply by Prentice3 12 months ago