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The p's and b's in the above image are strange, relative to the other letters. They are more-bold or stretched a bit horizontally. This is viewing wikipedia in firefox on windows 7. Even the text on serverfault appears this way... some letters appear almost bold because they get stretched horizontally a bit.

This is a completely default installation of Windows 7 and Firefox... really don't know what's going on here.

What's going on here and how can I fix it? This is very annoying to me.

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I had the same problem. Turns out I was missing a couple of fonts. You need Arial regular and also Verdana regular and bold. I just moved these from a Vista fonts folder on another PC to the fonts folder in Windows 7 on my PC and it fixed the problem.

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The best first solution would be to use the ClearType tuner. It works on all Windows versions including Windows 7 and may address your dilema.

http://www.microsoft.com/typography/cleartype/tuner/tune.aspx

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Windows 7 has this integrated. Just search for "ClearType" on the start menu. –  Joey Oct 23 '09 at 23:34
    
I worked with this for a while... it didn't help. My other 3 monitors look just fine too. –  George W Bush Oct 24 '09 at 20:10

go to Tools> Options> Content> Font & Color> Advanced And common fonts to fonts such as Tahoma or Times New Roman change you can see other ways in this url:

English Language: http://sinac.ws/

Persian Language: http://sinac.ws/font-problem-in-windows-7-and-firefox/

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