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In Firefox, sometimes the Arial font renders strangely sometimes, as can be seen here: enter image description here

What could be causing this?

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You're not zoomed in or out a small percent, are you? Like 95% or 105%? – tombull89 Jan 16 '12 at 10:36
No, I'm not, I'm afraid. – damd Jan 16 '12 at 10:47
Looks normal to me, what is so "strange" about it? – Breakthrough Jan 16 '12 at 12:04
@Breakthrough: Look at the video titles! That's not Arial. According to Firebug, it's supposed to be a plain old bold 16px Arial font. – damd Jan 16 '12 at 13:11
@damd I get the exact same thing as you under Firefox, and that is plan old bold 16px Arial font. It might be rendered partially different in a document viewer/editor, but I assure you there's nothing wrong with that screenshot. – Breakthrough Jan 16 '12 at 13:21
up vote 2 down vote accepted

Coincidentally, what you see is normal viewing behavior for Firefox on the given website you posted. As per the information you had posted, the "issue" was caused by Firefox's interpretation of font-weight (just for you reference, 700 is the font-weight equivalent to bolding text).

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