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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
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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


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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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