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Windows 7: FireFox 4

06 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 64 bit pro
FireFox 4

Every since I upgraded to FF4, airal black font is no where to be I know its there somehow cuz my other machine with same exact specs has there a way to fix it so I can use arial black font again

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07 Apr 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Maybe this will help:
Issues related to fonts - MozillaZine Knowledge Base
Extract from the above link...
Bold or Italic text or text in a different font

If you see bold or italic text or text in a strange or wrong font then a possible cause is a missing or corrupted font that causes Firefox to switch to another font. In such cases you can first try to reinstall core fonts like Arial, Tahoma, Times New Roman, Verdana.
See also Some text shows up bold after upgrade (Mozilla Support)
On Windows:
  • Open Control Panel > Fonts
  • Choose > File > Install new Font
  • Browse to the "C:\windows\fonts" folder
  • Select the font(s) that you want to refresh
  • Click Install to install and refresh all selected fonts
See also How to install or remove a font in Windows (
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21 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 7 64 bit pro

There is no place that says file and install new fonts....I have looked everywhere for it....Can't find it...i would love to fix this issue but can't....
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22 Apr 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Maybe this will help:

Font settings ~ FF4

To verify your settings are correct:
  1. Open Firefox 4, click on Tools, then Options
  2. Select the Content tab.
  3. Under Fonts and Colors, click Advanced (it will be situated on the right, by Size)
The default settings are:

    • Fonts for: Western
    • Proportional: Serif
    • Size: 16
    • Serif: Times New Roman
    • Sans-serif: Arial
    • Monospace: Courier New
    • Size: 13
    • Minimum font size: None
    • Default Character Encoding: Western (ISO-8859-1)

Corrupt or Missing Fonts

To make sure that your fonts are not corrupt or missing:
  1. At the top of the Firefox window, click File and then click Exit.
  2. Open the run dialog.
    • (7/Vista): Click the Windows Start button. The Start Search box is the run dialog.
    • (XP): Click the Windows Start button, then select Run....
  1. Type %WINDIR% and press Enter.
  2. Open the folder called Fonts.
  3. Verify that you have these fonts:
      • Arial.ttf
      • Arial Black.ttf
      • Arial Bold.ttf
      • Arial Italic.ttf
      • Arial Bold Italic.ttf
      • Times New Roman.ttf
      • Times New Roman Bold.ttf
      • Times New Roman Italic.ttf
      • Times New Roman Bold Italic.ttf
      • Courier New.ttf
      • Courier New Bold.ttf
      • Courier New Italic.ttf
      • Courier New Bold Italic.ttf
If you have a font that is a different name, rename it to be the right name. Examples:
  • Arial2.ttf instead of Arial.ttf
  • Arrial.ttf instead of Arial.tff
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23 Apr 2011   #5

Windows 7 64 bit pro
firefox 4

Thanks Irene but that didn't help and the fonts aren't named that...I tried to rename as it said and I had to go back and the other way...I just want a way that firefox 4.0 can see arial other machine can see them but not this one...and it has nothing to do with windows fonts
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23 Aug 2011   #6

Windows 7 64 bit pro

None of that worked and now I upgraded to Firefox 6.0 and still the same problem...sick of it...Back to firefox 3.6
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23 Aug 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

If the Ariel font is missing or corrupted on your PC you need to download it.
Download Microsoft Core Fonts
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23 Aug 2011   #8

Windows 7 64 bit pro

That didn't help firefox see it or or let me select it...its gone from firefox from 4.0 to 6.0
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24 Aug 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Loribee, you are not alone in this problem, it does indeed appear to be a bug - see the following Bugzilla report:
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24 Aug 2011   #10

Windows 7 64 bit pro

I pretty much have given up on Firefox...they destroyed a good thing...I'm back to using 3.6 with all the updates till I can find a better browser
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