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Chromium's (chrome) helvetica font issues
01.03.2014

I am a linux user and so i'm used to things breaking. This time it was the web browser Chromium's turn.

Helvetica fonts were displayed horiffically, like they were being render at 4pt and upscaled to 24pt (that 8-bit look:).

After getting familiar with fontconfig I used "fc-match Helvetica" to discover which font file was actually used. Turns out I had some bitmap fonts (.pcf) installed - adobe-fonts (??) and they were scaled beyond all sanity:) 

I removed those fonts (not caring if any proprietary program needed them;) which enabled some pretty good looking alternatives.

Well another day in linux world passes and here's something for you googlers that i couldn't find elsewhere.. a fix.