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Topic # 60571 28-Apr-2010 11:07
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Hi all,

I have an annoying problem. I have text that doesn't display clearly in web browsers - it's as if the zoom setting is slightly off. 

Most web pages display fine but some are consistently bad. Google's support forums are one example. Another is any text on foursquare. 

Text displays like in this screen shot: 

https://cdn.geekzone.co.nz/imagessubs/blog6d6362667d02d490c7d07893f8fc0267.jpg 

It's not an image thing. It's selectable text. Could be something to do with Javascript? I'm not sure. Interestingly if I zoom in a couple of notches on the scroll wheel the text appears clearly (although large of course!) yet all of my browsers zoom settings are "100%" and text size "normal". 

Any idea what could be causing the problem? 

This happens in Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera (haven't tried any others). I'm in Windows XP. 

Cheers,
Mark

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  Reply # 324116 28-Apr-2010 11:47
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Thanks Freitasm. Sounds like that could be spot on potentially. It appears this way on other computers in our office as well which is a bit strange, but maybe the fonts were installed equally on each system. I'll have to find a way to figure out which font it is now!

UPDATE: Yup. Looks like we have a faulty Helvetica font file. It's showing standard Helvetica text as some kind of improper bolded version instead. 

Thanks heaps. I'll get onto fixing this.  

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