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Display problems: italic y and x

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  • Igcine ukuphendulwa ngu jeremyfox1

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I am experiencing puzzling display problems with pages involving lowercase italic “y” and “x”; Lowercase y’s are dropped from displayed text and the space is closed up. The word “type” becomes “the” for example. Lowercase x’s displays as open quotation marks. This seems to happen regardless of the called for font, but only in italics.

The pages where I am seeing this problem display properly in Safari. Running Firefox 70.0.1 (64 bit) on a MacBook Pro, 13 inch, 2018, running Mojave 10.14.6

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This could be a problem with some of the fonts on your Mac computer like Times or Helvetica


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Thanks. But the problem doesn't seem to be specific to a particular font, or to fonts installed on my machine. And it persisted when the first font I noticed it with, Times, was re-installed.

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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. I located an example of the problem I’ve been seeing, at

The italic word “Density” shows as “Densit”

Rules shows font: serif and bgcolor: ffffff Both lines are crossed out and accompanied by warning signs.

Fonts, under Fonts Used:

Apple Color Emoji Apple Symbols Hiragano Kaku Gothic Lucida Grande Times Times New Roman

What’s being used to display the problematic text might be Times or Times New Roman.

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i've run into the same problem here. 'y' not displayed, 'x' rendered as quote. Pages display properly in Safari but not in Firefox 72.0.1 Example page: In Inspect Element, the page is apparently specifying Comic Sans MS but is being rendered in Times bold. Times is selected in my Firefox preferences as the default font. Most pages render correctly. In my example page, selecting 'view page source', returns a display of the text and text is displayed correctly. i'll attempt to include a screen shot here of what i'm seeing.

Running Firefox 72.0.1 on a Macbook Pro 15", OS Sierra v. 10.12

Okulungisiwe ngu matt_k

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I also have this problem (Mac version 72.0.1) - and have checked that it does NOT exist with Safari. I am appending two .png files of the same page - one taken from Firefox and the other from Safari. The poem is mine, by the way....