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Hi, Just opened my browser in firefox today and my text is showing up in a weird font

http://www.exploitation.org.uk/Untitled-1.gif

Any ideas why guys??
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dthomas31uk,

In Firefox, try going to Tools -> Options, then click on the Content tab, and see what your default font is set to. If you don't like the default setting, try changing it and see it that resolves your problem.

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LHerrou
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Have been onto mozilla forum website and someone on there reckons I may have a corrupt font file on your system.  Has anyone heard of this????
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Well, fonts do get corrupted from time to time. But, my first inclination would be simply a change in the default font for Firefox. Did you check as I suggested above? What is Firefox showing for the default font?

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Greetings, dthomas31uk !

If the problem is not a default font problem, you fonts file may be corrupt. Reinstall Firefox to fix the fonts file.

Best wishes!
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1. Your default font may have become changed. If it is, change it back.
a. In Firefox, Go to:
   Tools > Options > Content > Fonts & Colors
b. change Default Font to another Font and Size. Ex: Arial   size 12.
c. Click on Advanced and make sure there is a check mark next to
 "allow pages to choose their own fonts, instead of my selections above."
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The fact that it suddenly started when you restarted Firefox suggests that a new extension or add-on may be causing the problem.

Several extensions allow the user to overrule the display settings of a single web page or all of them.

Some extensions with this ability include the Web Developer Toolbar and GreaseMonkey.
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Regarding your second question, font corruption is a common problem in Mac OS. Are you on a Mac, a Windows PC, or a Linux box?

BTW, the font displayed on your screenshot does not look like a corrupted font. It looks like one of the capital-letters-only free fonts that look like the commercial font but doesn't have all the characters, so those missing characters display as small squares. Decorative fonts often look terrible at small font sizes. If you look closely, your font looks like bamboo or wood.
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Hi, Guys.  Have managed to sort the problem.  I had a corrupt file times new roman font.  Just replaced it in my fonts folder on my hard drive very strange....
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dthomas31uk,

Glad you found a fix for the problem.   I suspect that it may be due to font file corruption, but did not know your computer setup to exactly fix it.
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