1. Joined : Oct 2015
    Posts : 10
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit 10586 Multiprocessor Free
       4 Weeks Ago #1

    Chrome displaying "square" text in PDF?

    Hi Ladies and Gents,

    I have an issue with Chrome, specifically when viewing any PDF files the text is displayed as square boxes. The same PDF files view fine using an external PDF viewer or with the Edge PDF viewer but when using Chromes Internal viewer in Windows 10 the text is displayed incorrectly.

    I've attached both a screenshot of the issue and a screenshot of the "inspect source" section just in case that helps narrow down a font issue.

    Thank you very much for your time and your help.

    Issue: https://i.imgur.com/755eKyJ.png

    Inspect Source: https://i.imgur.com/sqzfAb0.png
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  2. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 335
    Windows 10x64 15007
       4 Weeks Ago #2

    Try clearing your cache. Also might try and see if the page renders properly in incognito mode.
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  3. Joined : Oct 2015
    Posts : 10
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit 10586 Multiprocessor Free
       4 Weeks Ago #3

    cyberrufus said: View Post
    Try clearing your cache. Also might try and see if the page renders properly in incognito mode.
    I've done that to no avail, unfortunately. Chrome is set to clear cache, cookies, etc on shutdown. While I have not removed Chrome completely (Something I'm trying to avoid.) and install it again, I have tried a reinstall by downloading Chrome and installing it over the version I have. This did not fix the issue either.

    Windows 10 PDF viewer is working fine when I double checked again, it indeed appears like it's an issue that is isolated to Google Chrome.
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  4. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 100
    Windows 10 Pro
       4 Weeks Ago #4

    Do you have custom fonts selected? It may be that. If they are different from default try changing them back. Here is the default from my Chrome. I Googled "Chrome default font", and found some different, so I don't know what is the true default. It may be based on what fonts your system has installed.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Chrome default fonts.PNG  
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