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This is strange but lately I have seen that Google Chrome` is showing fonts which are Italics and Bold. I was unaware until I used Firefox. What might be the problem?

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Do you have some extension like TmaperMonkey or any other user script extension ? –  Lamb Dec 25 '12 at 5:02
    
@Lamb No. I have used Gmail, Hotmail and 365Scores extensions. –  najus Dec 25 '12 at 5:14
    
Does this helps support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95416 ? –  Lamb Dec 25 '12 at 5:31
    
@Lamb Doesn't help. –  najus Dec 25 '12 at 5:34
    
This thread seems to point to the same issue productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/chrome/qBOKIrn7X44 –  Lamb Dec 25 '12 at 5:42

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Just so that other people too can have an answer - Try installing "European Union Expansion Font Update" from Microsoft. This solution is what I found at Google Forums and it helped me and I didn't needed to format my PC Hope it helps others too.

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great, that worked for me!!! –  Master of Celebration Sep 8 '13 at 17:38

I saw that I was getting BOLD font in Google Chrome and it was due to "Open Sans" font which I installed.

Was only happening in chrome and not in Firefox or Internet Explorer

I deleted the font and reinstalled it (from the original zip file)

This has fixed the problem in Google Chrome

Thanks

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I found the answer to my annoying Italic and Bold font rendering with Chrome browser situation. I'm using winXP and I went through my font folders and tried many things. Apparently there are two versions of Arial font. One that is 359 kb version 2.95 Modified August 4, 2004, 3:00pm and another Arial that is 290 kb version 2.95 Modified April 10, 2007, 12:00pm. There is an advice I followed and that is to open the Custom.css file and write the following Code.

@font-face { font-family: 'helvetica neue'; src: local('Arial'); }
@font-face { font-family: 'helvetica neue'; font-weight:bold; src: local('Arial');

Open the Custom.css file with note pad and then save it as all files not with .txt extension and you solve the annoying issue and can continue using chrome care free.

You need to find this particular kind of Arial font so that this custom fix will work. No more deleting fonts that are valuable to some like others have suggested.

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Or you delete just this font: Helvetica Neue Noir Italique. This worked for me.

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So partial thanks to some answers, but instead of closing chrome, I copied all my helvetica fonts (i'm a designer, i had 50+) into another folder. Since it detects which is in use... I decided I'd rather delete that one instead to at least get rid of the boldness which was fine by me.

So, closed chrome and as I guessed i was able to delete the Helvetica Bold font (it's a system font, but it'll overwrite as another font if needed)

So, opened Chrome and all was fixed (although it did go to the next font after helvetica... But better than that bold font!)

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I found that when using a mac, the problem wasn't with Chrome itself, but it was with the Font Book application. Since it was a public access computer, someone had gone in and disabled some fonts that Chrome used as default, one of which was every Arial variate except for Arial Bold Italic. When I re-enabled those fonts, Chrome promptly switched over to the standard font I had set (Arial Regular) in the settings menu. Hope this helps.

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This is what I found that worked perfectly for me without formatting my PC: All you need is GImageX and your copy of Windows ISO.

Also, for deleting all the fonts and replacing them, I booted into Mini Windows XP in Hiren's BootCD. Windows 7 won't let me delete them because they are in use. Peace all.

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Welcome to Super User! Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. –  Cfinley Sep 18 at 19:31

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