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Why is this happening? I'm using Windows 7 32bit with the latest stable Chrome build.

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Odd - I don't see this problem in the latest version of Chrome on Windows 7. Does it occur in other browsers? Have you changed the default character encoding for your browser? – nhinkle Jan 1 '12 at 22:40
I don't have this problem with IE9. I have no idea what character encoding is so if u can tell me what the default is, I'll change it. – Chris Tarazi Jan 1 '12 at 22:43
Does this happen on all websites or just this particular one? – ephilip Jan 1 '12 at 22:44
I've seen it happen on another website before but I just ignored it. I assume they use the same character encoding. – Chris Tarazi Jan 1 '12 at 22:48
See if it is a font item… – Psycogeek Jan 7 '12 at 1:30
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This site displays correctly on Firefox, so I think that your problem is font corruption in Chrome or in Windows.

A look in the site's css file shows this line :

body{font:13px/1.231 "Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Segoe,"Segoe UI","Segoe WP",Calibri,Arial,clean,sans-serif;*font-size:small;}

As the fonts are tried by order, and as I don't think that the second entry of Helvetica can be corrupted without you noticing it, then you might have a bad font named "Helvetica Neue". Try to search for it in Control Panel -> Fonts.

Otherwise, I would suggest to completely uninstall Chrome using Revo Uninstaller Freeware, ensuring that all its directories were deleted, then reinstalling.

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Fixed it by downloading the default fonts here:… and re-installing them. Thank you. – Chris Tarazi Jan 8 '12 at 0:36

Click the Wrench icon, then go to Tools > Encoding. Try changing the encoding and see if that works.

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My thoughts exactly. I use UTF8 and you'll be surprised how many websites botch that :( – surfasb Jan 2 '12 at 0:12
I dont know what to change it to, I've tried UTF8, Western, etc. Nothing is working. – Chris Tarazi Jan 2 '12 at 3:42

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