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Unable to change Japanese font, changes in "Languages and Appearance" not reflected.

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Hello,

I noticed a few hours ago that my Google search in Japanese was now displayed in an ugly font I have no memory of (could not identify it, attached a screenshot just in case).

I tried to change my settings for Japanese in Languages and Appearance, but no matter what, this unknown font remains the apparent default on sites such as SUMO and google.com.

I just refreshed Firefox to no avail.

Am I not looking in the right place?

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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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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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Thanks a bunch! I did not know about the Font tab in the Inspector. That allowed me to identify that weird font as Microsoft YaHei, a Chinese language font; no wonder it looked so off.

The next thing that intrigued me is that YaHei was set as the Sans-serif font for simplified Chinese, not Japanese; a bit of testing confirmed it was the parameter used to render the text I was looking at.

Turns out I needed to add Japanese to the list of "Choose your preferred language for displaying pages", which initially only contained English. the parameters for the Japanese language were then properly reflected. I guess Firefox defaulted to simplified Chinese to render Japanese text then.

Mystery solved, thank you very much!

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Hey guys I was having the same problem as MattP and found this thread. I still can't get to fix mine though.

So I used the Chosen Solution's method to find out which font is messing up. Then I used MattP's method of adding Korean(the font im having trouble with) to the list of "Choose your preferred language for displaying pages", but nothing would change.

What should I do now? How can I change the font or the parameter used for rendering?

PS - even the texts on the Tabs are displayed with the same ugly font.