[Bug 539103] [NEW] Default Arabic font in Firefox is ugly

Usama Akkad uahello at gmail.com
Mon Mar 15 14:35:58 UTC 2010

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: firefox

serif shouldn't be the default font for Arabic in firefox because it
breaks between some letters and it's not easy to read. too thin.

I'm on Lucid

the problem is:
firefox is using serif as a default with the Arabic language

steps to reproduce:
go to an Arabic web page with no default font (google docs) or just unmark "allow pages to choose their own font's, instead of my selections above" from firefox preferences >> content >> fonts and colors >> Advanced and visit any Arabic web page

what is happening:
the font is ugly ,thin and hard to read

what should be:
the default font should be nice and perfect

chose sans-serif instead of serif in firefox preferences >> content, or from advanced chose Arabic and then chose sans-serif instead of serif in Serif line.

I think using sans-serif instead of serif is better

** Affects: firefox (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: Confirmed

Default Arabic font in Firefox is ugly
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