I noticed that on my computer, some fonts are difficult to read in Google Chrome, Firefox, and Opera. However, Microsoft Internet Explorer works fine.

For example, on https://www.overleaf.com/13693764frfpzxpydsgd#/52976444/, I see:

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Instead, I would expect the text to be more readable, e.g.:

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What could be the issue?

I use Google Chrome on Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate. I don't have this issue on Chrome on my MacBook Pro.

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    Some thoughts: font smoothing (Advanced System Settings, Performance, Settings, Smooth edges of screen fonts); ClearType (cttune.exe to turn on/off and tune); ClearType Switch for both. Maybe the graphics driver is interfering, and a different (newer? older?) one fixes this. Interesting that MSIE behaves differently from all other browsers.
    – bers
    Feb 26, 2018 at 8:09
  • With the Overleaf pdf I would think it's a problem related to TeX fonts, so asking the LaTeX stackexchange might give help. I had the same issue with LaTeX-made pdfs until I changed some font setting in them. But from your recent post on travel (which led me here), I also guess the problem is wider than that.
    – Dronir
    Jan 11, 2021 at 1:31
  • @Dronir thanks yes I first noticed it on overleaf, then one day it became wider. Jan 11, 2021 at 1:33
  • @FranckDernoncourt It may even be two different and possibly even unrelated problems then.
    – Dronir
    Jan 11, 2021 at 1:55
  • @Dronir could be, I'm in the dark Jan 11, 2021 at 1:58


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