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popular sites such as CNN.com render text like crap in Chrome. Text looks great in IE9.. Here is a screenshot from an article off of CNN.com.

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This seems to be a google web font called Lato.. This is a snippet of the css file from cnn.com.

@font-face {


font-family: 'Lato';
  font-style: normal;
  font-weight: 400;
  src: local('Lato Regular'), local('Lato-Regular'), url(http://themes.googleusercontent.com/static/fonts/lato/v6/9k-RPmcnxYEPm8CNFsH2gg.woff) format('woff');
}
@font-face {
  font-family: 'Lato';
  font-style: normal;
  font-weight: 700;
  src: local('Lato Bold'), local('Lato-Bold'), url(http://themes.googleusercontent.com/static/fonts/lato/v6/wkfQbvfT_02e2IWO3yYueQ.woff) format('woff');
}
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Known issue. You can try gdipp or MacType.

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Thanks for the info! So you're telling me if i want to dev sites for users.. i have to live with the fact that the visitors on chrome windows are going to have a shit experience. –  gorelative Jan 21 '13 at 14:31
    
It doesn't have to be that way. Personally I've never seen that shitty rendering, but I don't know if that is because I always tweak my OS's a lot. –  Fitoschido Jan 22 '13 at 8:11
    
yeah when developing apparently you throw the svg file first in css in order for this bug in chrome. Most developers dont do this however.. Ive always gotten the issue for some reason. Not sure why. MacType fixed it though. –  gorelative Jan 22 '13 at 14:37

There is also a Mac like Font rendering using GDI+.

Here is an example on Lifehacker.

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