Question Chrome and Edge display wrong typefonts on random websites

Jan 27, 2023
Hello everyone,

I don't know if this is the correct category to post this one in, but this is my problem:

Both Chrome and MS Edge display the wrong typefont on random websites. When I open them in Firefox, the website is displayed as it should.

I've tried:
  • Clearing the cache / font cache
  • Checking the type font settings in Chrome and MS Edge > all settings are correct
  • Reinstalled Chrome
  • Updated Chrome and MS Edge
  • Reinstalled possible typefonts that could've been corrupted
Alas, nothing seems to work and I'm stuck with websites that are almost unreadable.
There's got to be a fix for this?

This is what the site looks like:

This is what it should look like:

Anyone that can solve the problem?

Thank you very much in advance.

Kind regards,
Curt | The
Jan 27, 2023
do f12 and look at what font it is using
Thank you very much for the reply.

This is what I see:

In Chrome and Edge the typefont for sans-serif is Arial.
I had used a Chrome extension called Font Changer to change the font to "open sans" so I was able to read the site, but that's of course a quick and temporarily fix.
To be honest, the F12 info doesn't tell me a lot more, other than those six font names.

All my best,
Jan 27, 2023
and you have arial on your system?
try the browser without any extension?
Yes, I have Arial on my system. My first thought was that the Arial font had been corrupted, so I uninstalled it and did a new install of the font.

I also removed all extensions from Chrome, restarted the system... no cigar yet :)

Now while searching for a solution, I found a video on youtube that talked about a site that could easily identify the font used on the site. It's called Fount.
I tested it and it said: Open Sans.

As you can see: it's in the wrong font telling me that is Open Sans...

When I click "view font on Adobe Fonts" I can see the real shape of the font:

I'm not sure if this can be resolved to be honest. Perhaps I just need to use an extension to make the website readable...