Opened 15 months ago

Last modified 4 months ago

#30589 new defect

Tor Browser on Windows does not support Hindi or Tamil.

Reported by: clash Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: tbb-fingerprinting-fonts, tbb-fingerprinting-os
Cc: gk, mcs, dcf Actual Points:
Parent ID: #18097 Points:
Reviewer: Sponsor:

Description

Works on the Android app.

Hindi and Tamil fonts fail to render as seen on Wikipedia, might be other common languages may not be supported as well but I haven't looked further into it.

https://i.imgur.com/KhpCUyp.png

Child Tickets

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 15 months ago by clash

https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q135595#sitelinks-wikipedia

you can view this in Tor Browser to see which ones aren't supported. All of them work in Firefox.

comment:2 Changed 15 months ago by dcf

There have been reports of problems with Indic scripts on Windows going way back, at least to Tor Browser 5.5.

Tor Browser 5.5 is released

Using this version, I cannot see Bangla Font nor can't write in Bangla. Can you please look this issues?

Tor Browser 5.5.1 is released

NEW BROWSER DOES NOT DISPLAY PUNJABI FONT,,,,,,,,,,PLEASE HELP

But I myself haven't ever been able to reproduce it.

comment:3 in reply to:  1 Changed 15 months ago by cypherpunks

Replying to clash:

https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q135595#sitelinks-wikipedia

you can view this in Tor Browser to see which ones aren't supported. All of them work in Firefox.

13 of them doesn't work on Windows 10, including Bangla and Punjabi.

comment:4 Changed 4 months ago by Sespahitra

Same issue on Win 10. None of the Indic languages render properly on latest TOR (9.0.8)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brahmic_scripts

In above page for example the alphabets (Indic script) do not render (blocks) while numerals do render just fine.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brahmic_scripts#Consonants

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brahmic_scripts#Numerals

comment:5 in reply to:  2 Changed 4 months ago by Sespahitra

But I myself haven't ever been able to reproduce it.

Can confirm, Indic script alphabets do not render but their numerals do.

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