Opera CSS broken on Windows

  • Hello, Opera user here. The latest versions of the browser (all after 27.0.1689.66) broke on my PC. I tested with beta and dev builds and result was the same - fontface was broken, as viewable below.

    https://imgur.com/FNGNhPu
    https://imgur.com/ku6JVCE
    https://imgur.com/LJknWnQ
    https://imgur.com/tBAr92B

    I have narrowed down the problem to https://imgur.com/Vny3FWd . (Font being loaded is "Blank.ttf") Any solution would be appreciated.

    Gallery for those interested -
    https://imgur.com/FNGNhPu,ku6JVCE,LJknWnQ,tBAr92B,Vny3FWd

  • No takers? This is very obviously a bug that needs fixing.

  • I can only assume no-one else has seen this.
    You seem to have quite a few extensions installed, have you tried disabling them all as a test?
    It could be one of them causing the issue, and doing this will at least eliminate them.
    🙂

  • I can only assume no-one else has seen this.
    You seem to have quite a few extensions installed, have you tried disabling them all as a test?
    It could be one of them causing the issue, and doing this will at least eliminate them.

    Disabled them all and tried. It occurs on the web dev builds, and the stable builds, basically anything after 27. The web dev build (I tested on 29) installs itself as a separate standalone version, so no extensions or scripts can mess with the CSS. It happens there as well.

  • Very strange indeed, this is an obviously serious problem that no-one else has reported, which would seem to imply that it's something on your system as a whole that's causing it, not a problem with Opera itself. I assume you've not seen any font problems on any other programs?
    Have a look under Settings>Websites>Display>Customise Fonts.
    What does that look like?
    🙂

  • Very strange indeed, this is an obviously serious problem that no-one else has reported, which would seem to imply that it's something on your system as a whole that's causing it, not a problem with Opera itself. I assume you've not seen any font problems on any other programs?
    Have a look under Settings>Websites>Display>Customise Fonts.
    What does that look like?

    Sorry for the late reply. For your inspection - https://imgur.com/0IXxHav

    Encoding is in UTF-8, fontsize is tiny. I tried to change it to different fonts, but it never worked.

    Should add, I did manage to partially alleviate this problem by disabling custom font rendering as in https://imgur.com/Vny3FWd , but it results in opera reverting to default font as seen in https://imgur.com/LfN1xet - it's oversized, and this has to be done for every local page. Websites have no problems displaying custom fonts though - it's just the start page, bookmarks, settings (local pages) that have this blank text problem.

  • Well that's even stranger!
    There was a problem for quite a while with the Opera UI fonts ages ago, they were all broken up, although web pages looked fine.
    That was affecting Google Chrome as well, so I assume was a Chromium problem.
    Why you should be experiencing this and apparently no-one else is a mystery.
    I would try completely uninstalling and reinstalling Opera.
    If you back up your profile folder first, if this does not fix things you can simply put the backup back in place of the new profile folder that the new install will generate, and everything should be back as it was before.
    🙂

  • Will report how it goes.

    EDIT : See for yourself. https://imgur.com/wDP3aCo Latest stable build, completely fresh installation etc etc.

  • I assume the settings page is missing all its text too on the new clean install.
    I can only assume this is a missing font on your system.
    If it were a problem with Opera surely others would have reported it too.
    I wish I could help more, but without knowing exactly which font Opera uses for the display of that text, it's hard to troubleshoot further.
    😞

  • I assume the settings page is missing all its text too on the new clean install.
    I can only assume this is a missing font on your system.
    If it were a problem with Opera surely others would have reported it too.
    I wish I could help more, but without knowing exactly which font Opera uses for the display of that text, it's hard to troubleshoot further.

    Uh, the font that is being used for that text is called Blank.ttf (http://sourceforge.net/adobe/adobe-blank/wiki/Home/).

  • Ah, sorry yes you mentioned that earlier!
    That font does not exist on my system.
    It appears to be exactly what the name implies, a blank font!
    If Opera is using it, that would certainly explain the missing text.
    Is it on your system?
    If it is try deleting it.
    🙂

  • I made a custom theme - it's using it. Oh well, will delete font and report results.

    EDIT - Worked. CSS still looks like https://imgur.com/Vny3FWd but fonts are visible. Now, of course, problem is that my theme is broken... Thank you for your help.

  • Is there any other possible solution? I need that font.

  • Well I'm glad we got to the answer, but I do wish you'd mentioned that you were using a custom theme a bit earlier, it would have been an important clue!
    I'm afraid I don't know enough about how customising themes works to make any suggestions for a solution.
    Hopefully someone else will.
    Did you manage to restore your original profile OK? That's assuming that you didn't just do the new test install into a different folder, which is what I actually should have suggested myself of course!
    🙂

  • Yes, I didn't lose any data, due to the fact that I kept backups. But this should be fixed - that font is integral to many Win7/8 themes. Ideal solution would be simply to revert to the state it was at 27 - font-family:custom font rather than font-family: Blank.

  • I've just looked at my installation of Opera developer 30.0.1820.0 and there is no mention of the "Blank" font in the source code of the settings page, so maybe it's already been addressed.
    Try installing that version from here and see if that does the same thing.
    I would just install it as a standalone installation into a different folder as I should have suggested before.
    🙂

  • Will report to see how it goes.

  • Dead end - problem still remains. Had to delete font with command line interface.

  • Oh well, it was worth a try!
    One possible workaround for this, and as I said I don't know how you actually make themes, would be to try changing the name of the font file to something else, so Opera won't know what it is, and then call it in your theme using its new name, if that's possible to do.
    If Opera is looking for blank.ttf, simply call the file blank1.ttf or whatever.
    🙂

  • Will do. Thanks for your help.

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