I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on this seEEEeeriously annoying glitch between Google Chrome and sites that display Helvetica Neue. Every now and then something just… goes belly up… within the browser and sites that previously looked fine now display this weird gibberish font. I have done a bit of googling on the problem and there does seem to be a redering issue within the webkit (i dunno if that makes any sense – it’s what i think the geeks were talking about) but no one had a solution other than delete Helvetica Neue from the system.
But the trouble is, I actually really like the font and use it in my print design work all the time, so just removing it from my system isn’t an option. I do have Suitcase Fusion 4 which allows me to activate and deactivate it whenever I like but it seems to make no difference to the Browser.
What i don’t understand is when i check the problem against this site, iOS fonts the bloody font displays perfectly.
The thing that bugs me most is that the font it renders is some sort of weird runic-type dingbat which I have not been able to trace or track down within my system, which I kind of speculate would solve the problem if i was to remove THAT font.
If anyone can identify the font from this screenshot i’d be greatful. What The Font had no luck… 😦