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(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 ...):

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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.

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I have had this problem take a look here kaslnetwork.com/articles/making-ugly-fonts-pretty-in-arch-linux – vfbsilva Jul 16 '14 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 '14 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 '14 at 18:52
added as formal answer, please add more details to the question. – vfbsilva Jul 16 '14 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 '14 at 19:58
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.

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