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    Firefox is Acting Up
    Firefox is all of a sudden displaying an almost unreadable font on some websites, but only certain ones. On others its displaying some kind of Chinese writing.

    This is driving me insane. How do I go about resetting the defaults or resetting Firefox completely?

    Thanks.

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    Moved to correct forum....
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    I'd recommend switching to Chrome:
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    Firefox is so 2006....

    Maybe someone else will come along with an answer to your issue though
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    Do you have the issue with other browsers like say Safari?

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    no just Firefox

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    for example, here is a screen shot of the website I was just linked to above ^

    notice the weird lookin font
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    I don't know if this will help or not but if you by chance changed the encoding that Firefox is using, that error can occur. Open the Firefox preferences and check to be sure you're using the proper encoding. I can't remember off hand what it should be but I think it's the "Western Encoding" which should be selected. I'm not running Firefox right now and it's been awhile since I've used it. Someone else can jump in here and clarify....

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    thanks, yeah it's set on the western encoding

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    Although the encoding is set to Western, check that the fonts are set properly. Go to Preferences > Content > Advanced... and check what fonts are listed for proportional, serif, sans-serif and monospace. Here, they are set as such:

    - Proportional: Serif
    - Serif: Times
    - Sans-serif: Helvetica
    - Monospace: Courier
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    Thanks everyone. I guess all it needed was to be quit out of. Weird...

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