Cause for bad font rendering in Chrome?

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  1. ght1

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    Does someone know why that is, and if something can be done about it?

    Thank you.

    1) Chrome
    2) Firefox
     

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  2. moontan

    moontan Registered Member

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    if you are using Linux install the microsoft corefonts and Ubuntu fonts if they are not already installed.

    don't know what could be done on Windows.

    maybe you could get into the browser settings/options and change the default fonts that's being used.
     
  3. SweX

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    I have weird font issues too, but for me it's in Safari (Win version) and when I go to example http://www.anandtech.com/ everything on that page looks like idk Arabic or similar and I can't use that page anymore because of it. It started around 3 months ago, but why is the question :)
     
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    I can't tell you that SweX, I know Safari isn't supported for Windows any more. The only WebKit (non-Chromium) based browser I can recommend that is similar to Safari is Maxthon 4. I have checked your link in Maxthon & it looks fine to me. I have had no bad font renderings in Chrome. I could only assume it may be some extension clash.
     
  5. SweX

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    Yeah I know, but I have decided that I will stay with Safari as long as I can until it simply no longer works, I have tried other WebKit browser but no it doesn't work, I want my Safari :D

    I don't use any extentions if by extention you mean add-on ? Safari is rather clean and naked :)

    And Adobe Flash Player is the only thing that has been updated that actually has a connection to Safari. But as I said that is the only site that I got problems with. Though I guess that I can always use IE 8 when I want to access Anandtech :argh:
     
  6. The Seeker

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    Chrome does not use DirectWrite, whereas Firefox does. Not much can be done until Chrome supports it.
     
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    All I can say is that Maxthon is the nearest thing that I can think of that is closest to Safari. It even once had a skin that made it look like Safari on a Mac.

    I was thinking more of the Chrome problem. I've never thought that Chrome's extensions were always that good & often created clashes for me. I only use ABP & a reader on Chrome now.

    I have no explanation for why that site renders badly for you in Safari. Sorry.
     
  8. SweX

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    I believe you mate, we'll see when Safari no longer works ;)
    I see, FYI I have never used any add-on/extention on any browser I have used through the years, ever. :D
    Me neither, but I got IE 8 that usually only get used for banking sessions, but now I have to use it for one more thing unfortunately. :p
     
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    It will be interesting to see when that actually happens.

    Not even an adblocker? :eek:

    You have my commiserations.
     
  10. ght1

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    Will Chrome support DirectWrite soon? Does Internet Explorer use DirectWrite? :)

    Apart from that I really like Chrome ...
     
  11. The Seeker

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    According to this post from a Chromium developer, there are plans to do so. Yes, IE takes advantage of DirectWrite.
     
  12. SweX

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    Hopefully.......NEVER :p
    No, not even an adblocker. But I can tell you, before when Flash P was little and skinny everything went smooth. But now when Flash P is bigger and more resource hungry the Ads that is Flash based is really bogging down the whole website due to how badly optimized the recent versions of Flash P has been. So soon an adblocker might become something that you simply must have to be able to browse websites that has a lot of Flash content :argh:
    Thank you :D
     
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    Flash ads & widgets on websites these days have made some pages almost unloadable. This is also a good reason to use NoScript on Firefox. Stylish has some good scripts to 'decrapify' some pages as well.
     
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