Google Web Fonts are rendering horribly on my Firefox/Chrome browsers?
September 27, 2013 9:43 AM Subscribe
I apparently have bad or damaged Google Web Fonts installed on a Windows 7 machine. Fun fact, they are not in the Windows Fonts directory. Text is coming up gnarly, super aliased, big and chunky in both FireFox and Chrome as they appear to be loading a local cache of the font(s) as opposed to hitting Google for them. Where are they? How can I fix this?
posted by cavalier to computers & internet (8 answers total)
Lately I've noticed web pages have been looking rather gnarly with super aliased fonts all junky and cruddy. I messed around with my zoom settings thinking that was what was wonky when I discovered that the web pages all had Google Web Fonts in common. Reading up on the various support/bug tracks led me to believe that the fonts are installed on my machine... okay, sounds like something I would do... except they're not in the Windows fonts directory.
Let's use Google's "Monda" font as an example. It's super junky in Firefox and Chrome, yet it looks just fine in IE because IE is apparently loading it straight from Google.
Screenshot of IE, Firefox, Chrome on the sample text for Monda.
What am I missing? Help computer?