Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters

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Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 12/26/11 9:21 AM
Status: Unconfirmed
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Labels: OS-Mac Area-Undefined Pri-2 Type-Bug

New issue 108645 by rmnet....@gmail.com: "font-family": Local font shows  
odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

Chrome Version       : 18.0.983.0
OS Version: OS X 10.6.8
URLs (if applicable) : http://lifevaluesinventory.org
Other browsers tested:
   Add OK or FAIL after other browsers where you have tested this issue:
      Chrome (16.0.912.63): OK
      Safari 5: OK
   Firefox 4.x: OK
      IE 7/8/9: OK

What steps will reproduce the problem?
1. Install a web font locally. I'm using "Museo Sans" with is free from  
FontSquirrel.com (I imagine you can do the same with a font from Google Web  
Fonts).
2. Create an HTML page and add a "font-family" property that references the  
*local* name of that font *first* and then the online version *second*.
    ex: font-family: "Museo Sans", "MuseoSans500", sans-serif;
3. Load the page in Canary (18.0.983.0).

What is the expected result?
- The local version of the font will be used (so a font download from the  
server isn't necessary) and look like readable text, not wacky characters.

What happens instead?
- The local version of the font is garbled and shows weird characters (see  
attached screenshot).
- Canary must not realize the text is garbled, because it doesn't fall back  
to the online version.
- When I remove the reference to the local version, Canary uses the online  
version and looks fine.
     ex: font-family: "MuseoSans500", sans-serif;

Additional Notes
- I think there's a been a slight regression of:  
<http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=72727>
- Originally, that bug (72727) wasn't using the local version of the font  
at all and wasn't falling back to the next font in line (in this case, the  
online version). Instead, it would display the text as Times New Roman.
- Eventually that was fixed and Canary was working fine. I just tested this  
again the other day against a site and testcase that I'd used to test 72727  
against and I saw these weird characters. So I think some new bug has been  
introduced into the same system that was going funny in 72727. Only this  
time, instead of Times New Roman, it's something a bit worse :-)
- You can download MuseoSans500 from  
<http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/Museo-Sans>. I didn't attach it here  
because I wasn't sure about licensing.

- I've attached screenshots (Testcase: normal size + enlarged, example  
site) and my testcase (the first and second line of text should use the  
same font).

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Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 12/26/11 9:42 AM

Comment #1 on issue 108645 by rmnet....@gmail.com: "font-family": Local  

font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

Re-uploading the screenshot of the example website  
<http://lifevaluesinventory.org>.

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Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 12/27/11 2:49 AM
Updates:
        Cc: jer...@chromium.org

Comment #2 on issue 108645 by jer...@chromium.org: "font-family": Local  


font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

* Does this work correctly with a nightly build of Safari  
(http://nightly.webkit.org/) ?
* Does the problem go away if you launch Chrome with the --no-sandbox  
command line flag?

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 12/27/11 7:02 AM

Comment #3 on issue 108645 by rmnet....@gmail.com: "font-family": Local  

font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

- Tested in Webkit r103679 (December 26, 2011): OK (no bug).
- Started Canary *with* "--no-sandbox": OK! The local font loads as it  
should.

That's great!
What does that mean?

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 12/27/11 10:56 AM

Comment #4 on issue 108645 by rmnet....@gmail.com: "font-family": Local  

font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

Related: Issue 29729 - "Chrome sandbox blocks loading of fonts stored  
outside stock system locations"
<http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=29729>

Not sure if it was really fixed though. Lots of references to other bugs,  
including Issue 72727, which is where this issue comes from.

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 1/6/12 2:21 AM

Comment #6 on issue 108645 by DieBu...@gmail.com: "font-family": Local font  

shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

I have the same very annoying problem.
To reproduce, install Droid Serif with FontExplorer, restart Chrome, tada!


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Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 1/6/12 2:25 AM

Comment #7 on issue 108645 by DieBu...@gmail.com: "font-family": Local font  

shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

Forgot to say, the site in question is  
http://www.typografie.info/2/showthread.php/25172-Versal-%C3%9F-in-Adobe-Illustrator-Indesign-etc-CS4-aufw%C3%A4rts

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 1/6/12 7:28 AM
Updates:
        Status: Untriaged

Comment #8 on issue 108645 by tha...@google.com: "font-family": Local font  


shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

(No comment was entered for this change.)

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 1/13/12 4:22 AM
Updates:
        Cc: ba...@chromium.org

Comment #9 on issue 108645 by yu...@chromium.org: "font-family": Local font  


shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

(No comment was entered for this change.)

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 1/21/12 7:49 AM

Comment #10 on issue 108645 by DieBu...@gmail.com: "font-family": Local  

font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

This really needs to get more attention! Having the very basic content  
accessible is more important than any speed improvements, new features or  
whatever. I wouldn't care so much if it was the wrong font, but it's  
completely unreadable.

As an professional designer, I have quite a few fonts, and I can't read any  
text if an website is using any of them!

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 1/22/12 11:42 PM

Comment #11 on issue 108645 by ba...@chromium.org: "font-family": Local  

font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

I tried to reproduce the bug with 18.0.983.0 and 18.0.1016.0 on MacOS  
10.7.2, but I couldn't see the bug. Does this bug still happen?

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 1/22/12 11:58 PM

Comment #12 on issue 108645 by jer...@chromium.org: "font-family": Local  

font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

Bashi: I think this bug is related to the interaction of font management  
software (in DieBuche's case FontExplorer) and the Mac sandbox. Such  
software allows you to install fonts from an arbitrary location on disk.

We have code in place to side-load fonts that are blocked by the sandbox  
via the browser but it looks like the code isn't kicking in in this case, I  
need to look more closely to figure out what's going on.

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 1/23/12 12:11 AM

Comment #13 on issue 108645 by ba...@chromium.org: "font-family": Local  

font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

Jeremy: I see. Thank you for the information.

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 1/23/12 1:11 AM

Comment #14 on issue 108645 by andrew.pietsch: "font-family": Local font  

shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

Still happening for me with 10.7.2 and 18.0.1010.0 dev

All other browsers are fine and the the only font software I have installed  
is Fontcase (http://www.bohemiancoding.com/fontcase)

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 2/13/12 3:36 AM

Comment #17 on issue 108645 by ba...@chromium.org: "font-family": Local  

font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

Issue 113834 has been merged into this issue.

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 3/28/12 7:00 AM

Comment #20 on issue 108645 by welkerpa...@gmail.com: "font-family": Local  

font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

Has anyone tried a manual fix like moving the font location of their  
managed font library?

I use the latest FontExplorer and I got the same problem (Safari works fine  
here).


Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 3/30/12 11:13 PM

Comment #22 on issue 108645 by and.mont...@gmail.com: "font-family": Local  

font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

Same problem for me and all web-designers in my office.
Chrome: 18.0.1025.142

We've found that ONLY when our google web fonts are activated in Font  
Explorer X 3.1.1, do our sites look broken. As SOON as we deactivate, the  
sites look perfect (with their google web fonts)
This problem didn't start happening until either yesterday, March  29th or  
today, the 30th.

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 4/1/12 9:49 PM
Updates:
        Owner: ba...@chromium.org

Comment #23 on issue 108645 by ba...@chromium.org: "font-family": Local  


font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

Looks like this could occur on SnowLeopard (e.g. issue 121351 and issue  
108645) now. I'll take a look.

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 4/1/12 9:53 PM

Comment #24 on issue 108645 by ba...@chromium.org: "font-family": Local  

font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

s/issue 108645/issue 120929/

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 4/2/12 1:27 PM

Comment #27 on issue 108645 by chrisvan...@gmail.com: "font-family": Local  

font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

This definitely looks a bug that cropped up in Chrome 18, which was just  
released in the stable channel a few days ago.

I just confirmed that it persists in Chrome Canary 20.0.1089.0 as well, on  
OS X 10.6.8.

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 4/2/12 7:24 PM

Comment #32 on issue 108645 by kenji...@chromium.org: "font-family":  

Local font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

Found the following feedback that seems related:

Report# 235485128
18.0.1025.142 (129054)
Mac OS X 10.7.3


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Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 4/3/12 12:59 AM
Updates:
        Status: Started

Comment #34 on issue 108645 by ba...@chromium.org: "font-family": Local  


font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

@thakis -- thank you for reminding me that. We create SkTypeface from  
FontPlatformData::ctFont() in  
Source/WebCore/platform/graphics/skia/FontSkia.cpp, but  
FontPlatformData::ctFont() doesn't point to the correct NSFont* when we  
load the font from the browser process. I'm preparing the fix.

BTW, during the investigation, I realized that there are some problems with  
out-of-process font loading.

- In the browser process, we call IO functions from a thread that disallows  
IO:
http://code.google.com/searchframe#OAMlx_jo-ck/src/content/common/mac/font_loader.mm&exact_package=chromium&q=font_loader.mm&type=cs&l=110
This causes crashes when we use debug build.
- If we deactivate a font which was loaded by using OOP loading, and then  
activate it again, CTFontGetPlatformFont() in  
FontLoader::LoadFontIntoBuffer() returns NULL. This causes renderer crashes  
as the result of hitting NOTREACHED() in  
RendererWebKitPlatformSupportImpl::SandboxSupport::loadFont().

We should fix them too. (I'll do it later)


Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 4/3/12 1:15 PM

Comment #40 on issue 108645 by tha...@chromium.org: "font-family": Local  

font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

To reiterate:

playmobil@ wrote code to ipc text from the browser process to the renderer  
process
i guess that code isn't getting used in skia
so the sandbox makes font loading fail
skia needs to use that codepath

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 4/3/12 1:27 PM

Comment #41 on issue 108645 by tha...@chromium.org: "font-family": Local  

font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

See e.g.

http://codereview.chromium.org/2811013
http://codereview.chromium.org/2804001
https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=41148
http://codereview.chromium.org/7080024

for a few places where the old infrastructure was introduced

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 4/7/12 3:38 AM

Comment #57 on issue 108645 by sastian: "font-family": Local font shows odd  
symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

same issue here... version 18 of chrome.. started with the use of  
FontExplorer X Pro... going to try uninstalling FontExploder... Huge fail  
on the part of Chrome

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 4/7/12 5:36 PM

Comment #58 on issue 108645 by rob.ande...@iota.co.nz: "font-family": Local  
font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

Re: My comment 54 and Fontcase.

I've since reinstalled the latest version of Fontcase via AppStore and the  
problem has not reoccurred. So in my case, I think it was just that I had  
an older version of this font manager.

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 4/8/12 9:43 AM

Comment #59 on issue 108645 by steve.h...@efsmart.com: "font-family": Local  

font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

Odd browser behavior [ver 18.0.1025.152]: I received notification to  
restart chrome and the font problem was worked out; then I refreshed and  
the odd characters reappeared. Then a few minutes later they disappeared  
and fonts were OK. Now - in two instances of the same page running within  
Chrome, one is fine and the other is garbled text.

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 4/8/12 10:46 PM

Comment #60 on issue 108645 by bugdro...@chromium.org: "font-family": Local  
font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645#c60

The following revision refers to this bug:
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Mac: OOP font loading should run on FILE thread.

FontLoader calls file_util::GetFileSize() and file_util::ReadFile(),
which should be called from the file thread, but FontLoader runs on the
io thread now. Make it run on the file thread.

BUG=108645
TEST=none


Review URL: http://codereview.chromium.org/9950141
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Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 4/9/12 11:45 AM

Comment #62 on issue 108645 by steve.h...@efsmart.com: "font-family": Local  

font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

I use google web fonts on my own web site. Attached is the garbled mess  
that is displayed today in Chrome.

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Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 4/9/12 2:02 PM

Comment #63 on issue 108645 by d...@chromium.org: "font-family": Local font  

shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

Issue 121675 has been merged into this issue.

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 4/9/12 7:28 PM
Updates:
        Cc: r...@google.com vivi...@chromium.org anan...@chromium.org

Comment #67 on issue 108645 by ba...@chromium.org: "font-family": Local  


font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

Issue 122658 has been merged into this issue.

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 4/10/12 5:05 PM

Comment #69 on issue 108645 by  
dave.my...@truenorthservice.com: "font-family": Local font shows odd  
symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

Is this going to go into the v18 line soon? Chrome is often unusable now  
(I'm having to revert to Safari for many websites that use Google web fonts  
and for Gmail for emails coming from rich text mail clients like Outlook).

Many emails from business contacts are unreadable in Chrome until this is  
fixed.

Is there a known workaround for people that use font management  
programs? "Stop using them" isn't a valid workaround since the font files  
have already been moved around on the filesystem. Neither is "Turn them  
off" for the same reason. I saw mention of "--no-sandbox" but that is  
obviously undesirable because that opens up vulnerabilities.

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 4/10/12 5:45 PM

Comment #70 on issue 108645 by steve.h...@efsmart.com: "font-family": Local  

font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

I agree with the previous post. I'm not very technical so a technical work  
around is it going to be of any help to me. To make matters worse my entire  
business runs on google apps, so switching browsers isn't a solution. The  
sooner you can get this problem resolved the better it will be for me and  
my business.

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 4/10/12 6:46 PM

Comment #72 on issue 108645 by ba...@chromium.org: "font-family": Local  

font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

Issue 122915 has been merged into this issue.

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 4/10/12 7:16 PM

Comment #73 on issue 108645 by seancava...@gmail.com: "font-family": Local  

font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

I don't have any web fonts, per se, installed locally, but I do have  
Adobe's Myriad Pro family installed (OpenType OTF fonts). When I deactivate  
them, Chrome displays just fine.

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 4/10/12 8:03 PM
Updates:
        Labels: merge-merged-1084

Comment #74 on issue 108645 by bugdro...@chromium.org: "font-family": Local  
font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645#c74

The following revision refers to this bug:
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Merge 131324 - Mac: OOP font loading should run on FILE thread.

FontLoader calls file_util::GetFileSize() and file_util::ReadFile(),
which should be called from the file thread, but FontLoader runs on the
io thread now. Make it run on the file thread.

BUG=108645
TEST=none


Review URL: http://codereview.chromium.org/9950141

TBR=ba...@chromium.org
Review URL: https://chromiumcodereview.appspot.com/10052006
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Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 4/10/12 8:06 PM

Comment #75 on issue 108645 by arny...@gmail.com: "font-family": Local font  

shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

actually worst update I've experienced. Hate to switch to other browsers  
just to read some text.
when is this going to be fixed and pushed as update?

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 4/11/12 7:33 AM

Comment #76 on issue 108645 by steve.h...@efsmart.com: "font-family": Local  

font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

I'm using foxfire for my banking now [hopefully a temporary situation]. See  
attached Chrome screenshot.

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Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 4/11/12 8:46 AM

Comment #77 on issue 108645 by steve.h...@efsmart.com: "font-family": Local  

font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

Sorry, Firefox

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 4/11/12 1:01 PM

Comment #79 on issue 108645 by shushude...@gmail.com: "font-family": Local  

font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

Running Chrome 18.0.1025.151 on my Mac Pro with Font Agent Pro. I have to  
switch to Safari now. Firefox is interminably slow, and this bug has made  
Chrome completely unusable. I can't read anything on any site, my gmail  
content, etc.  Please notify me if it's ever fixed.  Or is there is any way  
to revert to a previous version of Chrome that didn't have this problem?

Thanks!

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Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 4/12/12 5:03 AM

Comment #86 on issue 108645 by arny...@gmail.com: "font-family": Local font  

shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

Mstone-19, does that mean we have to wait for 19?
This bug has been around since weeks.. yet, nothing happens...
Are you forcing us to switch to firefox or safari? seriously?

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 4/12/12 5:06 AM

Comment #87 on issue 108645 by edupr...@gmail.com: "font-family": Local  

font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

Yeah. Is quite annoying to work under such conditions in the browser. For  
those looking for a temporary "fix" / workaround, deactivating locally  
installed fonts in FontExplorer and I suppose any other font management  
software helps. At least does for me.

The bug seems to be related to locally activated fonts only.

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 4/12/12 7:26 AM

Comment #88 on issue 108645 by d...@chromium.org: "font-family": Local font  

shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

Issue 123146 has been merged into this issue.

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 4/12/12 7:33 AM
Updates:
        Status: Fixed

Comment #89 on issue 108645 by ba...@chromium.org: "font-family": Local  


font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

I'd like to close the bug as Fixed, given the fix landed trunk and M19  
branch. I'm not in a position to decide whether we should merge the patch  
to the current stable channel.

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 4/12/12 7:53 AM

Comment #90 on issue 108645 by couponus...@gmail.com: "font-family": Local  

font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

I don't understand how this could possibly be marked as "fixed".  I'm sure  
there's some technical reason you're marking it as such because you found a  
fix, but it's not fixed.  I'm in Chrome right now, on StackOverflow, and  
all the code is still showing up as glyphs.  I'm not interested in trunks  
and branches, I'm interested in the Chrome that I have installed, which is  
set to auto-update itself.  Please do not marked this as FIXED until it is  
actually fixed AND PUSHED to the masses.

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 4/12/12 8:01 AM

Comment #91 on issue 108645 by TheBe...@gmail.com: "font-family": Local  

font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

That's how software development works.  The bug is fixed.  Getting it built  
and pushed in another issue.  Marking the bug as fixed is correct.

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 4/12/12 8:26 AM

Comment #92 on issue 108645 by magnumse...@gmail.com: "font-family": Local  

font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

Maybe I missed something in the thread, but it seems like a workaround has  
been found. The bug is not fixed. Right? It's like saying my car is fixed  
because I can jump-start it; it's still not operating properly.

Does it just  mean the solution has been found but not yet implemented?

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 4/12/12 8:28 AM

Comment #93 on issue 108645 by Ty...@5ivemedia.com: "font-family": Local  

font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

I was reading and sent here for this issue from google groups. the  
suggestion was to download museo sans. I went there and it is a page that  
when clicked for download takes you to a sales page; where the font is  
134.00. I think that is a bit of a scam. Here's the link... Don't get  
tricked into buying. http://www.fontspring.com/fonts/exljbris/museo-sans

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 4/12/12 8:41 AM

Comment #94 on issue 108645 by stephenn...@gmail.com: "font-family": Local  

font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

"Maybe I missed something in the thread, but it seems like a workaround has  


been found. The bug is not fixed. Right? It's like saying my car is fixed  
because I can jump-start it; it's still not operating properly."

This.  One million times this.

I understand what you're saying about "this is how software development  
works", but I disagree.  Until the fix is in the hands of the users, it is  
not really fixed.  It is identified, and under active development, but it  
is not truly fixed until there is a release.  When a client sends a bug  
over and I fix it locally, I don't tell them it's fixed until we release  
said fix to them.  That's how software development works to me.

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 4/12/12 9:06 AM

Comment #95 on issue 108645 by steve.h...@efsmart.com: "font-family": Local  

font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

My igoogle page has returned to normal. Here's a page from an online news  
org...still exhibiting the font problem. My own web page [efsmart.com] is  
still a mess.

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Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 4/12/12 11:05 AM

Comment #102 on issue 108645 by steve.h...@efsmart.com: "font-family":  

Local font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

You'll have to accept apologies from those of us who post redundant screen  
shots and issues. We don't mean to be bothersome. We don't understand fully  
how you handle these sort of things, and often find your notes difficult to  
follow. We speak from the viewpoint of being ordinary non-tech people who  
assumed that developers want to see what we are seeing, and that somehow we  
would fresh our browsers each morning and all this would be worked out.

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 4/12/12 11:15 AM

Comment #103 on issue 108645 by gonzm...@gmail.com: "font-family": Local  

font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

Any real solution to this F++n problem??!!
come on..

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 4/12/12 7:32 PM

Comment #106 on issue 108645 by romeo.f...@gmail.com: "font-family": Local  

font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

Are older releases of chrome available for download? I'd like a better  
workaround than 'switch to another browser'. I'll direct my customers to it  
if they contact us about this issue.

Also, can Google's support or marketing team put out a public statement  
about this bug? I run the support department for a font management  
developer. We've gotten some heat over this issue, so it would be nice to  
have something official to direct our customer base to.

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 4/12/12 10:00 PM

Comment #107 on issue 108645 by ba...@chromium.org: "font-family": Local  

font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

Issue 123226 has been merged into this issue.

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 4/13/12 8:25 AM

Comment #108 on issue 108645 by jcegor...@gmail.com: "font-family": Local  

font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

what's the timing on this fix?

i've been swithing back and forth to other browsers and would like to know  
if we're talking a day or a month?

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 4/14/12 12:53 PM

Comment #109 on issue 108645 by macdok...@gmail.com: "font-family": Local  

font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

C'mon google devs! Can someone please just say: "we hope to have this issue  
fixed in X days/weeks"? I'll just stop using Chrome altogether if this is  
the way you treat major bugs...

Sincerely,
John

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 4/15/12 8:02 AM

Comment #110 on issue 108645 by timsh...@gmail.com: "font-family": Local  

font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

Seeing this issue on OS X 10.6.8, Chrome 18.0.1025.162. I'm not using any  
font management software.

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Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 4/15/12 8:07 AM

Comment #111 on issue 108645 by arny...@gmail.com: "font-family": Local  

font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

google actually pushed an update few days ago I believe. But no changes  
about this issue.
Still switching between two browsers.

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 4/15/12 9:33 AM

Comment #112 on issue 108645 by kar...@google.com: "font-family": Local  

font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

Are any of you using the Beta channel? We believe this issue was fixed on  
the Beta channel on Friday with version 19.0.1084.24. We'd love to have  
some feedback so we can make sure we push the fix to the Stable channel too.

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 4/15/12 9:43 AM

Comment #113 on issue 108645 by arny...@gmail.com: "font-family": Local  

font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

where to get it?

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 4/15/12 9:52 AM

Comment #114 on issue 108645 by m...@evanwilder.com: "font-family": Local  

font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

@comment113, beta channel is available here:
http://www.google.com/landing/chrome/beta/

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 4/15/12 9:54 AM

Comment #115 on issue 108645 by rmnet....@gmail.com: "font-family": Local  

font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

Re: Comment 112 by kar...

I commented way back on April 6, 2012 (Comment 56) that the fix landed and  
works in Canary <http://tools.google.com/dlpage/chromesxs>.

I also asked a few questions along with that report. None of which were  
really addressed. Even as everyone else started asking the same ones.

a.


Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 4/15/12 10:04 AM

Comment #116 on issue 108645 by arny...@gmail.com: "font-family": Local  

font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

ok, got the beta installed and seems to be working fine.

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 4/15/12 10:49 AM

Comment #117 on issue 108645 by chadangr...@gmail.com: "font-family": Local  

font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

Beta working for me as well.  Thanks for the fix!

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Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 4/15/12 4:06 PM

Comment #118 on issue 108645 by bre...@redletterdesign.net: "font-family":  

Local font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

Fix seems to be working for me. Thanks.

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 4/16/12 10:10 AM

Comment #120 on issue 108645 by shushude...@gmail.com: "font-family": Local  

font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

No, it wasn't fixed in version 18. I was running that one up until this  
morning and it never worked for me with any regularity. I had switched to  
Safari because I do have to read the text on web pages. ;) I use Font Agent  
Pro on a Mac Pro.

However, I've switched to the beta version of Chrome (Version 19.0.1084.24  
beta) and it appears to be fixed there. Thank you!

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 4/16/12 10:15 AM

Comment #121 on issue 108645 by kar...@google.com: "font-family": Local  

font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

.163 is not released yet. The note is from our QA team testing it :)

Thank you for confirming the fix in the Beta channel.

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 4/16/12 10:38 AM

Comment #122 on issue 108645 by shushude...@gmail.com: "font-family": Local  

font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

Oops! I'm sorry, I think I spoke too soon. I do still have a problem with  
google calendar for some reason. See screenshot (the dropdown menu to  
choose my calendar). I cleared my cache and refreshed before taking in this  
in case that makes any difference... Looks like other sites that were all  
in gibberish (including my gmail) are working though...

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Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 4/16/12 11:28 AM

Comment #124 on issue 108645 by pav...@chromium.org: "font-family": Local  

font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

Verified that the issue is resolved in 18.0.1025.163 & 19.0.1084.24
OS tested: Mac 10.7.2

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 4/16/12 11:48 AM

Comment #125 on issue 108645 by raya...@google.com: "font-family": Local  

font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

It looks fine for me with the 18.0.1025.163 (Official Build 132135) on  Mac  
10.7.3 with calendar app also.

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 4/16/12 12:15 PM

Comment #129 on issue 108645 by ffr...@trellon.com: "font-family": Local  

font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

jeremy: I am not having the problem, but was referring to Comment 122.
shushude...: As per comment 128: Please file a separate bug with as much  
detail as possible.

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 4/16/12 12:59 PM

Comment #130 on issue 108645 by kar...@google.com: "font-family": Local  

font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

just pushed stable channel for mac:  
http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/2012/04/stable-channel-update_16.html  
hopefully 18.0.1025.163 should fix this problem. thank you for your  
patience.

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 4/17/12 9:07 AM

Comment #131 on issue 108645 by steve.h...@efsmart.com: "font-family":  

Local font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

I'm running Version 19.0.1084.24 beta; still patches of convoluted fonts,  
although not as bad as before. Am I using the wrong version?

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 4/19/12 2:20 AM

Comment #136 on issue 108645 by jer...@chromium.org: "font-family": Local  

font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

If anyone is still having issues then please file a new bug and post the  
bug number here. Otherwise, if it's working for you, no need to post here.

Thanks!

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 4/19/12 2:22 AM

Comment #137 on issue 108645 by michael....@eurosys.be: "font-family":  

Local font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

OS X 10.6.8, 18.0.1025.163 - issue NOT resolved

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 4/19/12 2:23 AM

Comment #138 on issue 108645 by jer...@chromium.org: "font-family": Local  

font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

Again, please file a *new* bug with as much detail as possible and post the  
bug number here - a detailed bug report will help us find the root cause of  
the issue.

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 4/19/12 6:44 AM

Comment #139 on issue 108645 by stephenn...@gmail.com: "font-family": Local  

font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

Why should we bother to post a new bug (which I don't even know how to do  
nor do I care to learn) if it is the same bug as this one?

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 5/10/12 10:30 PM

Comment #143 on issue 108645 by jus...@justindocanto.com: "font-family":  
Local font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

Was updating from 17.X to 18.X.X when I discovered this thread due to a  
large number of glyph occurrences.

Downloaded 19.X.X and still had same issue.

Downloaded 20.0.1130.1 dev and SOME of the glyph occurrences were fixed  
(approx 4/5 no longer happen), but there's still a few glyph occurrences  
lingering as you can see by the attachment

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Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 5/15/12 12:29 AM

Comment #144 on issue 108645 by jus...@justindocanto.com: "font-family":  
Local font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

I'm going to firefox until this is resolved. Some websites are totally  
useless because of this...

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 5/16/12 6:31 AM

Comment #145 on issue 108645 by epo...@google.com: "font-family": Local  
font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

As Jeremy wrote above: If you are still seeing a problem, please file a  
*new* bug with as much detail as possible and post the bug number here - a  
detailed bug report will help us find the root cause of the issue.

It seems like there are multiple problems with similar symptoms; separate  
bugs will help us sort that out.

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 5/16/12 7:14 AM

Comment #146 on issue 108645 by couponus...@gmail.com: "font-family": Local  
font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

Separate bugs also makes it nearly impossible for anyone with an interest  
in this bug to track changes and fixes.  How about we just put our detailed  
reports in this, the main bug entry, so everyone who has starred this can  
see it and follow your progress.  It's bad enough I can't do my work  
properly, now you want me to search all over for open bugs related to this  
exact same issue?  Ridiculous.  My steps to reproduce the problem are  
exactly the same as the ones listed above.  Why in the world should I enter  
that as a separate bug?  It's the same bug.  It happens on any version of  
OSX that I've tried it on, and every version of Chrome that has come out  
since this ticket was created.  Sounds like the same bug to me.

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 5/16/12 7:25 AM

Comment #147 on issue 108645 by epo...@google.com: "font-family": Local  
font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

Hello couponuser80,

I know you appreciate a good deal, so I'm glad you enjoy Chrome's  
cost-performance ratio (up until now anyway).

I am sorry about your frustration.  Believe me, there are a number of us  
who actually want to help.

Tell you what: let's make a deal.

You...
1. Go to https://bugs.webkit.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=WebKit and file a  
new bug.
2. Keep that bug as narrow as possible.  Pick the single version of OSX you  
use most often, and the most recent version of Chrome you might like to use.
3. Fill that bug with details: exact Chrome version, exact OS version,  
anything "interesting" about the way you maintain fonts on your system, and  
exact reproduction instructions (what site you are visiting, etc.)
4. Update this bug with a link to that one.

And I will try to make sure that your bug is addressed.


Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 5/25/12 9:25 AM

Comment #149 on issue 108645 by troyj...@gmail.com: "font-family": Local  
font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

Done with Chrome, this has been going on way too long, and progressively  
getting worse:


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Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 5/25/12 9:36 AM

Comment #150 on issue 108645 by troyj...@gmail.com: "font-family": Local  
font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

That's wikipedia, by the way...

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 5/29/12 12:15 AM

Comment #151 on issue 108645 by jimmy...@gmail.com: "font-family": Local  
font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

FWIW I had this issue on all occurrences of helvetica on a page - wikipedia  
looked like the example above.

I fixed it by unloading all but the system versions of helvetica (I use  
Linotype FontExplorer) and restarting Chrome.

I've since reloaded some of the versions of helvetica (I do graphics work  
so have several families of helvetica) and haven't encountered the issue  
again.

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 5/29/12 12:19 AM

Comment #152 on issue 108645 by jimmy...@gmail.com: "font-family": Local  
font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

FWIW I had this issue on all occurrences of helvetica on a page - wikipedia  
looked like the example above. This was just now using Version 20.0.1132.17  
beta.
Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 7/12/12 11:26 AM

Comment #153 on issue 108645 by seanashb...@gmail.com: "font-family": Local  
font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

I had this same problem and turned off any version of Helvetica I had in  
Suitcase, restarted Chrome and it works fine.

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 7/27/12 7:32 AM

Comment #154 on issue 108645 by spo...@gmail.com: "font-family": Local font  
shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

I'm having this same issue (Chrome and FontExplorer). I can't be constantly  
disabling base fonts like Ariel and Helvetica all the time, and I can't be  
cutting and pasting text out of my browser just to read the page.

So it looks like I'll be going back to Firefox until Google fixes this  
ridiculous, and annoying, issue.

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 7/27/12 8:50 AM

Comment #155 on issue 108645 by steve.h...@efsmart.com: "font-family":  
Local font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

deactivating Helvetica seems to solve the problem. Have substituted
Helvetica Neue, and it works fine as a replacement. I didn't deactivate
Arial.

Still an annoying problem for such a basic need


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Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 8/29/12 7:56 AM

Comment #157 on issue 108645 by jeffspei...@gmail.com: "font-family": Local  
font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

Having the same problem as everyone else here. What I'm finding really odd  
is that the fonts show up fine if you open the problem page in Incognito  
mode. There seems to be no rhyme or reason why this is happening. If  
there's a font issue, shouldn't it happen whenever the page is open?

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 8/30/12 12:05 PM

Comment #158 on issue 108645 by rich.man...@gmail.com: "font-family": Local  
font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

I'm getting something similar after upgrading to Chrome 21.0.1180.82. I'm  
on OS X Mt Lion 10.8. I tried 1) incognito mode and 2) a new chrome profile  
and still got the same problem.

Attachments:
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        Google Web Fonts.png  141 KB

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 8/30/12 12:17 PM

Comment #159 on issue 108645 by jeffspei...@gmail.com: "font-family": Local  
font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

Your font issue seems to be different. Most of the other posts here are  
getting some glyphs (see my attachment), not blank boxes. Wonder why Chrome  
won't play nice with fonts.

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Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 9/8/12 7:45 AM

Comment #160 on issue 108645 by  
nicholas...@cloudsherpas.com: "font-family": Local font shows odd  
symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

Our Google Apps customer is not seeing this as resolved at this point.

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 9/12/12 4:03 PM

Comment #161 on issue 108645 by graeme.t...@gmail.com: "font-family": Local  
font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

My problems now solved.

• Chrome: Version 21.0.1180.89
• OS: 10.7.4
• Suitcase Fusion 3 Version 14.2.1 (332)
     (and, with 'Google Web Fonts' enabled - under the 'File' drop down  
menu.)


When I updated my Opera to version 12.02 - I noticed similar font rendering  
issues....!!!!  (i almost cried)
To me, the problem just got worse, as it was also in Opera, not just Chrome  
anymore.

Attached images are an example between opera and chrome before I fixed the  
problem on my machine.

>> In Suitcase, I disabled from my own font sets,  the font "Arial MT",  -  
>> the  'Adobe Systems' Foundry font... !!!!
- I did not disable the 'Arial MT', - the 'Monotype Library' Foundry font.
Still in suitcase, I did not deactivate the 'Arial Rounded MT Bold' font  
inside System Font/Local folder.

So I only deactivated one font. The Adobe Systems Arial MT font.

Everything now displays perfectly in Chrome AND Opera for me.
Seems I may now be able to begin to use Chrome, as well as the latest  
Opera.!

It is a great pity that Chrome and now Opera are releasing a tool that is  
not solid.
Firfox and Safari are perfect. they always have been.

FYI.
Safari Version 6.0 (7536.25) - always perfect
Firefox 7.01 - always perfect
Firefox 12.0 - perfect
Chrome Version 21.0.1180.89 - was bad until Arial MT deactivated. (Adobe  
Systems Arial MT) - now perfect
Opera 12.02 build 1578 - was bad using this version, until Arial MT  
deactivated. (Adobe Systems Arial MT) - now perfect

Seems there have been lots of cache, font management, browser, etc blaming,  
hacks and fixes, - but I cannot connect any dots between users with this  
problem, from both mac and pc...  Are we all using Adobe applications? Is  
it in fact Adobe causing this nightmare? This one nasty Adobe Arial MT Font?

Gee, I hope my fix helps others.

Attachments:
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Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 9/12/12 4:05 PM

Comment #162 on issue 108645 by graeme.t...@gmail.com: "font-family": Local  
Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 9/14/12 2:40 PM

Comment #163 on issue 108645 by mgarcia...@gmail.com: "font-family": Local  
font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

This really sucks. I had this problem on OSX Lion and installed a fresh OSX  
Mnt Lion thinking it would go away. WRONG. It definitely seems to be a  
conflict with Font Explorer. Running the latest version of Chrome.

Anyway Removing Arial MT or any of that isn't working.

My temporary work around which has worked but won't be convenient for  
everyone is this Extention:
Change Font Family Style
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/aabledekpjmoghdjnpnhfkfpmjifklpb

- Kudos to "monna.ko...@gmail.com" for the tip. Comment #80

It works at least but I suppose it will change all fonts to whatever you  
set (helvetica font family for me). I'm sure that can be a problem on some  
sites and for some developers on here.

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 9/25/12 12:50 PM

Comment #164 on issue 108645 by bgei...@petsafe.net: "font-family": Local  
font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

Same issue for me. I love chrome, but I've probably waisted 10 hours of or  
my week trying to fix this issue, so moving to firefox until it is fixed.  
Using Version 22.0.1229.79 with FontExplorer X Pro. For me the garbled font  
is "sans-serif"

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 9/25/12 12:55 PM

Comment #165 on issue 108645 by bgei...@petsafe.net: "font-family": Local  
font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

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Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 10/24/12 12:49 PM

Comment #167 on issue 108645 by tomhud...@chromium.org: "font-family":  
Local font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

Issue 121108 has been merged into this issue.

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 10/24/12 1:01 PM
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Comment #168 on issue 108645 by tomhud...@chromium.org: "font-family":  
Local font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

Both this bug and the bug merged into it were marked closed in early April.  
It sounds like there's a new bug that needs to be filed; I've left the  
team, but hopefully caryclark@ or bungeman@ can look into those if they're  
in rendering, or bashi@ or one of his colleagues if they're in WebKit  
fonts. Meanwhile closing comments on these two bugs because their known  
root causes have been addressed.

Re: Issue 108645 in chromium: "font-family": Local font shows odd symbols/characters chro...@googlecode.com 5/12/14 7:54 PM

Comment #173 on issue 108645 by kenji...@chromium.org: "font-family":  
Local font shows odd symbols/characters
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108645

Issue 120929 has been merged into this issue.

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