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Is this a mac thing, or a browser default font thing, or what?
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codeman38 From: codeman38 Date: September 8th, 2006 03:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, and there's a temporary fix, though it's absolutely not obvious whatsoever: Set the default Japanese serif font in preferences to "MS P明朝" or "Osaka".
tzikeh From: tzikeh Date: September 8th, 2006 03:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wait - changing the default Japanese serif font will show me a heart in English code?

Are you SHITTING me??
codeman38 From: codeman38 Date: September 8th, 2006 03:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
No, I'm completely serious here. For some reason, Firefox thinks that hearts should be rendered in the default Japanese font regardless of the language of the actual page— yes, even if the English font includes a heart symbol, as is the case with, for instance, the latest release of Arial.

There is some serious wrongness in its text-rendering routines, needless to say.
tzikeh From: tzikeh Date: September 8th, 2006 03:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ok, where, exactly, do I go to set this preference.
photosinensis From: photosinensis Date: September 8th, 2006 04:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
How, exactly, do I do that?
codeman38 From: codeman38 Date: September 8th, 2006 04:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
See the additional comments I've made above, if you haven't already.
indelikatt From: indelikatt Date: September 8th, 2006 04:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love you.

Thank you SO much! I've been wondering wtf was going on. I thought it was a Mac thing, but didn't think to post here about it. Thank you! ♥
dragonchan From: dragonchan Date: September 8th, 2006 04:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, dude, thank you so much for this fix. I'd wondered if there was a way around it, I thought Firefox was condemned to heartlessness, but that's such a big help.
♥ (yay!)
dire From: dire Date: September 8th, 2006 06:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
wow. i pretty much love you. i've been trying to find a fix for ages. thank you!
corduroyskirt From: corduroyskirt Date: September 8th, 2006 07:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
wow, thanks :)
murklins From: murklins Date: September 9th, 2006 07:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, yay! I don't know what it says about me that I've had my MacBook a month and this was the most persistently annoying thing I encountered when I abandonned my desktop PC.
From: hopefulnebula Date: December 3rd, 2006 05:43 am (UTC) (Link)
That and lack of Guild Wars...
nostariel From: nostariel Date: March 8th, 2008 09:26 am (UTC) (Link)
THANK YOU. Two years later, and I'm on Windows not Mac, and this is STILL A F#@%ING PROBLEM. I just spent several weeks tearing my hair out, uninstalling and re-installing, deleting fonts and adding new ones, Googling 'til my eyes felt like they would bleed, and I finally find this - an incredibly simple fix that should never ever be necessary. How could anyone know that setting the Japanese fonts to use the actual Japanese fonts installed on my system would screw up my Western Misc Symbols rendering?!

*deep breath*

Anyway, just..thank you, again. All my internets are belong to you. ♥
hitchin From: hitchin Date: March 8th, 2008 09:26 am (UTC) (Link)
Thankyou so so so much!!!! ♥
nostariel From: nostariel Date: March 8th, 2008 09:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Holy crap, we just posted at the exact same time in response to a comment that's nearly two years old! WHY IS FIREFOX SO STUPID? If I could live without the extensions, I'd nuke this damn thing right off my hard drive right now. (>.<)


Edited at 2008-03-08 09:51 am (UTC)
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