Created attachment 8770252 [details] Screenshot from 2016-07-12 14-15-13.png For months now, I have been blaming the poor typographers for this "fancy" (and IMHO horrifically distracting) new font where the dots on the 'i' and 'j' are shifted 1 point to the left. Lo, it appears to be a browser bug instead! The attached is a shot of a para from http://www.cnet.com/how-to/7-things-you-should-know-about-prime-day/ showing the effect (which occurs throughout the page). I tried to reproduce this simply with <html> <body> <p style="font-size: 17px; font-family: Proxima Nova,Proxima-Nova,proxima-nova,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;"> In other words, don't get caught up in the hype. If there's a particularly good deal to be had on a product you've been eyeballing, by all means grab it. But don't think this is your only opportunity to save big. </p> </body> </html> with no success. I also could not reproduce on https://typekit.com/fonts/proxima-nova. However, others (all using Linux) have been able to see this effect on the same page. I have seen it on many pages over the last year or so.
Ugh, that's horrible. My guess is that the font's hinting and your fontconfig/freetype rendering settings are not getting along well together. You might like to experiment with varying your hinting and antialiasing options and see what effect that has.
So, not a browser issue? I don't know how I'd adjust those settings outside the browser, but I don't see any interesting Firefox prefs searching for "hint" or "anti".
(In reply to Dustin J. Mitchell [:dustin] from comment #2) > So, not a browser issue? Well, I'm not sure but that's my suspicion. > I don't know how I'd adjust those settings outside > the browser, but I don't see any interesting Firefox prefs searching for > "hint" or "anti". These would be system prefs; where to find them will depend on your distro/desktop environment/etc. There's a Gnome "Tweak Tool", for example, that gives access to font hinting and antialiasing settings, IIRC.
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