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Some Arabic text is incorrectly displayed in bold in Firefox on some Wikipedias
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In Latvian Wikipedia (and in English Wikipedia, at least) some Arabic text isn't displayed correctly when using lang template, for example, Persian language. The code, if using lang template, is <span lang="fa">Some text in Persian فارسی</span> and the result is too bold.
Example how it looks like (the "persiešu: پامیر, Pāmīr;" part)
example how it should look like

(updated) Example in Latvian Wikipedia: (how it is currently and how it should be)
and in English Wikipedia:

This problem has been for approximately seven days.

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I cannot reproduce the problem with and Firefox 36 on Fedora 21, being logged in. Which browser and platform can this be seen with?

Tested with Firefox 36 and Windows 7 (and Windows XP) both in Vector and Monobook, being logged in and logged out.

Aklapper renamed this task from Some Arabic text isn't displayed correctly to Some Arabic text is incorrectly displayed in bold in Firefox on some Wikipedias.Mar 3 2015, 10:06 AM
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Currently changed the code of "Lang-fa" template to such one:
Persian: <span style="font-style:tahoma;font-size:1.3em">{{{1}}}</span>

That kind of resolves the problem, but of course not completely. Interwiki to Persian Wikipedia is still in bold.