Open Bug 1729109 Opened 3 months ago Updated 3 months ago

The preferred default font is no longer used, for some sites, following an upgrade from Firefox 91.0.2

Categories

(Core :: Layout: Text and Fonts, defect)

Firefox 92
Desktop
FreeBSD
defect

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UNCONFIRMED

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(Reporter: grahamperrin, Unassigned)

Details

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(4 files)

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; FreeBSD amd64; rv:92.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/92.0

Steps to reproduce:

  1. in Firefox 91.0.2, Default font: Default (DejaVu Serif)

  2. in KDE Plasma, prefer Victor Mono for all fonts

  3. pages such as https://github.com/freebsd/poudriere/issues/882 appear OK

  4. quit Firefox

  5. upgrade to Firefox 92.0

Actual results:

  1. it appears that DejaVu Serif is no longer used, where expected

  2. unexpected use of monospace

– wonder whether this is (in my case) Victor Mono.

Expected results:

  1. use of DejaVu Serif

This bug:

  • was first observed on FreeBSD 14.0-CURRENT
  • is reproducible by me on FreeBSD 13.0-RELEASE-p4.

The Bugbug bot thinks this bug should belong to the 'Core::Layout: Text and Fonts' component, and is moving the bug to that component. Please revert this change in case you think the bot is wrong.

Component: Untriaged → Layout: Text and Fonts
Product: Firefox → Core

Workaround:

  • use the desktop environment to set a general font preference
  • quit Firefox
  • start Firefox.

Using Firefox to change the default font seems to have no effect.

Component: Layout: Text and Fonts → Untriaged
Product: Core → Firefox
Attached video Screen recording

(In reply to Graham Perrin from comment #0)

  1. unexpected use of monospace

The bug is not monospace-specific.

In this recording:

Sites such as bugzilla.mozilla.org seem to be not affected. (Maybe not a good example; it seems that bugzilla.mozilla.org continues to use its own fonts after the user ceases allowing pages to choose their own fonts.)

Component: Untriaged → Layout: Text and Fonts
OS: Unspecified → Linux
Product: Firefox → Core
OS: Linux → FreeBSD
Hardware: Unspecified → Desktop
Summary: The preferred default font is no longer used following an upgrade from Firefox 91.0.2 → The preferred default font is no longer used, for some sites, following an upgrade from Firefox 91.0.2

Linux

Not reproducible with Firefox 92.0b7 (beta) from https://hg.mozilla.org/releases/mozilla-beta/rev/d336e426e540add1e23bbad569f9f1de2f309d8b (2021-08-22) with KDE Plasma on Manjaro.

FreeBSD port

Via https://www.freshports.org/www/firefox/#history:

https://cgit.freebsd.org/ports/commit/?id=d188c9d7b4ccdfb3f4ba299b5e3e70fc4e22b177 (2021-09-01) was for release candidate 2.

Not reproducible with more recent Firefox 92.0b9 from https://hg.mozilla.org/releases/mozilla-beta/rev/8139224af521d467e8852b173e5ca5996858c4bd (2021-08-25) on Manjaro Linux.

Reported downstream https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=258293 with an assumption that the bug may be specific to FreeBSD.

Setting severity to S4 since this seems to be BSD-specific.

Severity: -- → S4
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