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4/7/12
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Chrome not rendering Helvetica correctly

Chrome is not rendering Helvetica correctly at the moment (I've attached 2 JPEGs showing mmafighting.com and Twitter on Chrome, and another JPEG of mmafighting.com on IE). Encoding is set to auto detect, although it renders this way on all choices of encoding.
 
Not an issue in any other browser, or Chrome on another machine. I've tried uninstalling Helvetica but see the same issue.
 
Any ideas as to what could be causing this?
 
Many thanks
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4/7/12
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Clear browser cache and cookies. For time frame, select Since the beginning of time.
4/7/12
Original Poster
Google user
Unfortunately this has no effect. I'm assuming it doesn't cache fonts but I tried regardless and still see the same issue. I'm a little confused as to why Chrome would fail to render it but Opera/Firefox/IE can.
 
I can download an extension to force an override of the font but I'd rather correct the issue, rather than manually override on pages where I get this problem.
4/8/12
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It could be an encoding issue.  Go here chrome://settings/fonts  Select UTF-8
4/8/12
Original Poster
Google user
Thanks for the help, but unfortunately I get this on all choices of encoding. I think it's an underlying font issue - as you can see from the screenshots, bold Helvetica renders correctly, but normal weight does not! It's just thrown me a little why it would be different in Chrome to any other browser.
TheHeat
4/17/12
TheHeat
I'm having the same issue, just Helvetica font-weight:normal!
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Gargi Pradhan
4/8/14
Gargi Pradhan
THANKS! I had the same problem but this really helped!
 
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