It seems that with this particular font (it's one of the Ubuntu fonts; I can't tell which one exactly because Chrome's debugger doesn't tell me which font-family won the CSS battle) the letter 'W' (both cases), at the default zoom level and typically with smaller sizes, will render very oddly: (open the image in a new tab)

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The right-hand side of the letter is totally wrong. Changing the zoom levels will mitigate (but not eliminate) the issue.

Does anyone know how to fix this? It doesn't happen on Firefox or IE so I assume it's not an issue with the font itself.

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    It is specifically the Ubuntu font in the CSS; I'm seeing the same thing. – Darth Android Nov 20 '12 at 23:04
  • If you are unhappy with this font, you are free to use another. – mdpc Nov 20 '12 at 23:15
  • @mdpc: The choice is made by the website designers, not by the user; and the problem is likely not with the font itself but the way Chrome on Windows renders it. – user1686 Nov 20 '12 at 23:27
  • It looks the same on Firefox -- it's just the way that font is. – Daniel R Hicks Nov 21 '12 at 0:00
  • @DanielRHicks It doesn't look the same when I access the page on Firefox. imgur.com/lmWXU – Isaac Rabinovitch Nov 21 '12 at 2:22

This is a known hinting problem: visit https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu-font-family/+bug/801716 for the bug report.

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