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Jagged font on Windows - Chrome & Safari

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Jagged font on Windows - Chrome & Safari


I'm using custom Fonts on my webpage using the following code:

@font-face {
    font-family: 'HelveticaNeueBold';
    src: url('fonts/HelveticaNeueBold.eot');
    src: url('fonts/HelveticaNeueBold.eot?#iefix') format('embedded-opentype'),
         url('fonts/HelveticaNeueBold.woff') format('woff'),
         url('fonts/HelveticaNeueBold.ttf') format('truetype'),
         url('fonts/HelveticaNeueBold.svg#HelveticaNeueBold') format('svg');
    font-weight: normal;
    font-style: normal;

This works fine across all browsers on Mac but looking at it on PC on Chrome and Safari it appears jagged. Are there any fixes I could use to make it all look the same? Below shows the difference (Mac on left, PC on right - both on Chrome).

Problem courtesy of: Rob


@font-face fonts on PC generally look a little more ropey, but 'Hinting' the fonts will improve readability.

Try running your fonts through the font squirrel convertor, which can process the hinting as part of the conversion.

As a side note I'd also just not use @font-face for Helvetica, and just rely on people having the font installed, falling back to Arial. Not the closest match, but it will give you the best result.

Solution courtesy of: addedlovely


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Jagged font on Windows - Chrome & Safari


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