1. Joined : Oct 2014
    Michigan USA
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       14 Jul 2016 #1

    Odd text size with Google Chrome, not with MS Edge


    I've noticed this odd text display on some sites, but not all, websites using Google Chrome. MS Edge displays the same text correctly. I also use Chromium browser on Ubuntu Linux which displays correctly as well. The website is Canonwatch. The font will display a single "f" okay but not double "ff"s. It seem to be a text bloggers type in, not the webpage's standard font.
    Anyways, just seems weird. Any ideas?

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  2. Joined : Oct 2014
    Michigan USA
    Posts : 193
    Windows 10 64-bit Home
       17 Jul 2016 #2

    Things like this drives me crazy. I'll beat my head into a wall until I find an answer. No need for medics, I found an answer to my question.

    I have no idea how to setup a webpage but I played with Inspect trying to understand. Using Inspect on this webpage under Styles I noticed a line that said font-family: inherit. When I used Chrome's Font Changer extension to override to a different font the new font was listed next to font-family instead of "inherit".

    When seeing this I did some searches & found it recommended how to find the inherit font would be under Computed which stated / font-family: & listed "Helvetica Neue", arial, sans-serif as fonts. I remembered that I installed Helvetica Neue Bold on my PC long before trying Chrome. And, the font did have a bold look to it. Perhaps Helvetica Neue Normal would've displayed properly but I only had bold installed. After uninstalling Helvetica Neue Bold the font at this website displayed correctly.

    I also checked MS Edge & it also listed the same inherit font options as Chrome did. Why it didn't use Helvetica Neue Bold I have no idea. I'm just glad I figured it out. Now I can stop beating my head!
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  3. Joined : Oct 2014
    Michigan USA
    Posts : 193
    Windows 10 64-bit Home
       17 Jul 2016 #3

    Here's a followup; I found this explanation to the Helvetica Neue issue with Chrome.
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