Forum font blurry in FireFox 45.0

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Just wanted to ask if anyone else is experiencing a very blurry font in these forums after upgrading to Firefox 45.0? And if anyone know of a solution, of course...

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Forum font blurry in FireFox 45.0

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Just wanted to ask if anyone else is experiencing a very blurry font in these forums after upgrading to Firefox 45.0? And if anyone know of a solution, of course...

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I'm seeing a font weight difference (FF45 is rendering heavier). Can't yet tell if it's a Firefox problem or a glitch with the Typekit data, but nobody's opened a bug at Mozilla.

Here's a comparison, FF45 and Chrome 50 (click to zoom):

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One potential solution - in Firefox open about:config and change gfx.font_rendering.cleartype_params.rendering_mode to 0. That forces Cleartype to kick in for every font.

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Trying it now... Thanks!

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Yes, been bothering me too, and I was about to send off a similar post when I saw this.

Will try the clear type setting. Other than that I hope the next FF update fixes it.

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It didn't really help me, I have to say...

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Nope, didn't do anything.

I'm out of my comfort zone on this, but if the forum site is supposed to load a Typekit font, I get a vague feeling that's not happening. The font I see in Firefox now (badly at that) seems different from what I see in other browsers.

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Slightly better now (45.0.1), but there's still something funny going on.

No ClearType even though it's turned on in system, and the kerning is shot to h*ll. And what's with the "d"s?:

ff_fonts.png

So all in all it's readable, but still annoying. Does anyone know what's going on here?

All default settings in Firefox's font rendering.

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And I thought it was just me. (I've always had this ego problem.)

The only solution I've found is to go into Options (about:preferences#content), click Fonts & Colors > Advanced and uncheck "Allow pages to choose their own fonts, instead of my selections above".

A is with it checked, B unchecked.

FF45-fonts.png

Bit of a pain for one set of forums...

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The problem is that that screws up a bunch of other sites...

On Sat, Mar 26, 2016 at 7:32 PM, PBArtattack <forums_noreply@adobe.com>

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Agreed. So I have belled the cat by submitting a question to Mozilla. Go here for all the exciting developments — https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1115893 .

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Good idea... I +1 it.

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