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3alisha says

Hi !

I am having quite a hard time with google chrome after i installed “Helvetica Neue” font family for design purposes. The font simply crept into all of my browsers ! (Mozilla, ie9, and the latest chrome).

After uninstalling ALL HELVETICA families from my PC (im running windows7), the fonts are back to normal in Firefox and ie9, but not in my Chrome.. And i really miss it after trying to adapt to FireFox.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/um386bv1mmelqnb/problem1.png

The font rendering is plain bizzare, on most of the websites.. Arial is replaced by this weird helveitca Neue that i have successfully uninstalled form my computer, and the sites (even the envato sites) insist on somehow finding it and replacing the default site font.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/rt03hpc9fzk4ohg/problem2.png

Help fellow authors :(

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infuse01 says

Have you tried to restart your PC?

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3alisha says

Have you tried to restart your PC?

Sure i did :)

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FRESHFACE says

Try deleting your font cache file here:

C:\Windows\System32\FNTCACHE.DAT

and then restart.

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3alisha says

Try deleting your font cache file here:

C:\Windows\System32\FNTCACHE.DAT

and then restart.

I thought something like this might help, but had no clue about this FNTCACHE .DAT after doing what you said.. Nothing changed :(

BUT , i have found a temporary fix for the problem.. Installed TaperMonkey for Chrome and downloaded the “Kill Helvetica” script. The pages load the helvetica for a second, then the script forces everything to default. Kind of solved the problem, but id love to know how to revert everything.

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gbs says

I have Helvetica Neue family and Chrome but I have never experienced this issue. However many people experienced this problem and there is a solution you may want to try ;)

Chrome has some issues when using/displaying text or glyphs in Helvetica.To fix (or rather, work around) this issue; open the custom.css file located in

USERPROFILE \AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\User StyleSheets

and add the following:

@font-face { font-family: ‘helvetica’; src: local(‘Arial’); }

@font-face { font-family: ‘helvetica neue’; src: local(‘Arial’); }

Changes should be immediately applied.
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3alisha says

I have Helvetica Neue family and Chrome but I have never experienced this issue. However many people experienced this problem and there is a solution you may want to try ;)
Chrome has some issues when using/displaying text or glyphs in Helvetica.To fix (or rather, work around) this issue; open the custom.css file located in

USERPROFILE \AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\User StyleSheets

and add the following:

@font-face { font-family: ‘helvetica’; src: local(‘Arial’); }

@font-face { font-family: ‘helvetica neue’; src: local(‘Arial’); }

Changes should be immediately applied.

:crying: Won’t work. WHY , not even with a restart ! (BTW, “custom.css” was an empty file)

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infuse01 says

I have a solution for you, but you won’t like it :reallyevil:

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3alisha says

I have a solution for you, but you won’t like it :reallyevil:

Ahahaha, i think i know you’ll say “get a mac” lolololol

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infuse01 says


I have a solution for you, but you won’t like it :reallyevil:
Ahahaha, i think i know you’ll say “get a mac” lolololol

Haha, no I wouldn’t – surprise :D

I would rather recommend to re-format and re-setup your machine. Still not ideal I guess ;)

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