I am having some issues with fonts rendering improperly across browsers. Essentially i am just getting outlines, an example can be viewed her.

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For example on this page. http://book.cakephp.org/view/1442/link all of the navigation links in the teal bar appear as outlines.. as do the main nav items on the left side of the screen. this is how my browser is showing this page

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My first attempt at fixing this involved removing all duplicate fonts on my system ( there were a couple ) but that did not seem to fix it. A friend of said it was might be a conflict between Helvetica and Helvetica Neue installed but i need both of those fonts.. any suggestions?

  • pls, post the URL for the problematic page.
    – clt60
    Jun 13, 2011 at 22:10
  • sorry. i was a bit misleading.. i say across all browsers but i am not writing code i am just talking about fonts on sites that i am browsing. Jun 14, 2011 at 1:25
  • so on what site you do see the wrong rendering? Post one example site address.
    – clt60
    Jun 14, 2011 at 7:13
  • k, editing the main post with a url Jun 14, 2011 at 16:43
  • I was tried it and OK. And i have both Helvetica and Helvetica Neue too. So, have no idea, yet.
    – clt60
    Jun 14, 2011 at 22:02

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You need to empty your font cache and restart--and there are a variety of utilities, some free, that will do this for you.

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