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firefox and thunderbird displaying text/font funny

Posted on 2010-08-26
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this only happens in firefox and thunderbird.

one site I see it lots is on newegg.com

"Computer Hardware Featured Items"
at http://www.newegg.com/Store/Computer.aspx?name=Computer-Hardware
shows up in this funny text.

i do not have these problem in explorer

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Make sure you have the latest version of FireFox (Help / About - check for version 3.6.8)
If not, download it here http://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-3.6.8&os=win&lang=en-US

In Firefox, open Tools / Options
General tab:
Click Manage Add Ons and ensure there are no strange / unneeded add ons installed
Content tab:
Choose Times New Roman
click advanced, choose fonts for Western
check 'Allow pages to choose their own fonts...'
for Default character encoding choose Western (ISO-8859-1)
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I had to turn off allow web pages to use their's and it worked in firefox and chanign the setting in thunderbird.

So it worked, i'm just still wondering what caused it....
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