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Weird looking text in some websites.

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Hi, this happens in some of the webpages that I visited recently. The font looks pretty weird here. But when I select that text and copy it and paste it somewhere else, it fixes up. If anyone could help me fix this that would be awesome. Thanks!

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Type about:preferences#general<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.

Make sure you haven't enabled a High Contrast theme in the OS settings.

Also see: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/search/advanced?q=fonts&language=en-US&product=firefox&sortby_documents=relevance&a=1&w=1

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This is usually caused by a corrupted font or Firefox can't access the font because of Mac sandbox issues.

You can right-click and select "Inspect" to open the builtin Inspector with this element selected.

You can check in the Rules tab in the right panel in the Inspector what font-family is used for selected text. You can check in the Font tab in the right panel in the Inspector what font is actually used because Firefox might be using a different font than specified by the website.

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