Firefox A's in boxes dilemma

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Firefox A's in boxes dilemma

Sharon Stevenson
Help! Firefox reads ALL letters as capital letter A's each in its own little black outlined box for some 2 weeks now. I downloaded latest Ff update and problem contines. Safari is fine.

Should i try to eliminate ALL Firefox related files on my Macbook Pro or ???

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Re: Firefox A's in boxes dilemma

Zeedar Marc-2

> On Oct 16, 2017, at 10:21 AM, Sharon Stevenson <[hidden email]> wrote:
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> Help! Firefox reads ALL letters as capital letter A's each in its own little black outlined box for some 2 weeks now. I downloaded latest Ff update and problem contines. Safari is fine.

Sounds like you probably changed the default encoding to something that's wrong for the sites you're visiting. Change it back to "auto" or UTF-8.

(I don't use FF enough to know where the setting is buried, but it's probably within the program's preferences.)


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Re: Firefox A's in boxes dilemma

Tom Gewecke
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> On Oct 16, 2017, at 10:21 AM, Sharon Stevenson <[hidden email]> wrote:
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> Help! Firefox reads ALL letters as capital letter A's each in its own little black outlined box

That’s Apple’s Last Resort font, and indicates Firefox has somehow lost its font connection.  Probably not an encoding issue.

Try going to Font Book and doing File > Restore Standard Fonts and restarting.


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