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I am not sure what is causing this problem, but I think it is related to unicode problems. Google Chrome, seemingly out of nowhere a month ago, stopped rendering unicode characters in certain fonts. IE this

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Looks fine in some fonts, but looks like this in others. Renders fine in other browsers.

busted

Most recently, I visited the FourSquare website and have complete font corruption. Here is IE vs Chrome

IE vs Chrome text

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What gives? Has anyone else seen this? How can I fix it?

Is this a known bug in Chrome?

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I had an issue with some characters in v 8.0.552.224 (the current release) that was fixed with a restart of Chrome. I take it that this problem persists even after a restart. –  ChrisF Jan 6 '11 at 22:29
    
@chrisF: yes, it persists after a restart and even after a reinstallation of chrome, as well as "portable" versions of chrome. –  snicker Jan 7 '11 at 0:21

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Things to try :

  1. This may be the same bug as this one :
    Chrome sandbox blocks loading of fonts stored outside stock system locations.
    You can verify this by starting Chrome without the sandbox (--no-sandbox).

  2. See this thread for similar problems and hints :
    Anyone else having font issues with Mac version?

  3. Try uninstalling Google Chrome Beta and installing the latest stable version.

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Yes, I've installed the stable and the problem persisted. –  snicker Jan 11 '11 at 17:38
    
I assume --no-sandbox didn't help? –  harrymc Jan 11 '11 at 17:40
    
Just tried it, --no-sandbox did not help. –  snicker Jan 11 '11 at 17:52
    
See point 2 above. –  harrymc Jan 11 '11 at 18:01
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"I want my reputation god dammit" –  ta.speot.is Jan 14 '11 at 23:34

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