Take the 2-minute tour ×
Unix & Linux Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for users of Linux, FreeBSD and other Un*x-like operating systems.. It's 100% free, no registration required.

(no, it isn't this) My bold fonts are completely deformed in some sites (mostly SE) in chromium. I have had this issue for a while on two Arch systems, but not in Ubuntu. Here is an example from a question I was viewing (getting carried away again ...):

enter image description here

As you can see, some letters are bigger than others, and it generally looks a mess. I tried messing with the chromium fonts, but it seems the problematic SE sites have their own fonts they want, which overrides chromium's settings.

What is going wrong? Is this some kind of extreme hinting that totally malforms the letters? Or is there something I ought to install?

Come to think of it, what font is it? The only fitting fonts I have installed are Helvatica (Neue) and Nimbus Sans.

share|improve this question
    
I have had this problem take a look here kaslnetwork.com/articles/making-ugly-fonts-pretty-in-arch-linux –  vfbsilva Jul 16 at 18:37
    
@vfbsilva This is .. weird .. but I can't seem to be able to select the text for the fix. This might take a bit. –  MadTux Jul 16 at 18:44
    
@vfbsilva Printed to pdf, copied from there .... and IT WORKS! Wow! Why don't you repeat that as an answer, then I can accept it. Thanks. –  MadTux Jul 16 at 18:52
    
added as formal answer, please add more details to the question. –  vfbsilva Jul 16 at 19:29
    
@vfbsilva I don't see what there is to add. The screenshot shows the (ex-)problem rather well, in my opinion. Anyway, +1 and accepted. –  MadTux Jul 16 at 19:58

1 Answer 1

up vote 2 down vote accepted

I have had this problem take a look here kaslnetwork.com/articles/making-ugly-fonts-pretty-in-arch-linux.

P.S.: Adding as formal answer after confirmation from the asker.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.