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How to solve weir characters problem for Firefox/MacOS Ventura?
Since I've installed Firefox on my Mac I keep seeing weird characters. Specially on Wikipedia and other sites.
How to solve it?
Thanks in advance!
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You can check in Font Book for font issues like corrupted and duplicate fonts.
You can right-click and select "Inspect" to open the built-in 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 Fonts 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.
Thank you for your quick reply, cor-el!
I checked and the website uses Helvetica. I reset the Font Book, but the problem still continues. If I take the code: <span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">text</span>
And change it to: <span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">text</span>.
Everything works fine!
But how do I do this on a high level? Also, if I keep Helvetica and turn on Italic on the Fonts tab, everything works fine as well.
Modified by cor-el
Have the same issue. Going into the inspector and literally changing the font used (which, obviously, will reset back when you refresh the page) is clearly not a global solution.
For me, this problem affects, not Helvetica, but Times New Roman. I find this happens on multiple different websites, and believe it started for me when I updated to MacOS Ventura.
You may have another (third-party) font that identifies itself as "Times New Roman" and that can't be accessed by Firefox due to sandbox restrictions.
Is there a way to confirm and remedy this? I checked the Font Book on Mac and I only have one Times New Roman installed (according to the app). I cant uninstall the existing Times New Roman font since it is a "system font"
Modified by sarker1