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I'm using Linux Mint 18.1 x64 Cinnamon. The fonts in Facebook look really ugly in Google Chrome. Firefox has no issues with it though. Here's a comparison:

  • Fonts in Google Chrome - Notice how the height seems flattened...

Fonts in Google Chrome - Notice how the height seems flattened...

  • Fonts in Firefox - They look much better.

Fonts in Firefox - They look much better.

How do I fix the font rendering in Chrome?

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Apparently this issue is caused by Chrome not being able to replace the Helvetica font with the proper alternate font when the ttf-mscorefonts-installer package is installed in the machine. I solved the issue by completely removing the ttf-mscorefonts-installer package using the following command:

sudo apt-get remove --purge ttf-mscorefonts-installer

A restart after running the above command, the fonts came back neat and cool again.

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