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When using Chrome on Ubuntu, anything that uses Cufon is causing the fonts to become very grainy. I have the same version of Chrome on Windows and I do not have this problem, it is only on Ubuntu. I have attached an image below to show an example of what I mean. This happens on any webpage that I go to using Cufon. I can open the same page in Firefox and it looks fine. I'm at a loss on this one.

Grainy Cufon Image


I have installed Ubuntu in a VM, installed the same version of Chrome, and all is well. So this appears to only be happening on my computer, not on Ubuntu/Chrome as a whole.

Possible helful information:

  • Ubuntu version: 10.10
  • Chrome version: 11.0.696.34 beta
    • All extensions have been disabled
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Try disable 3D acceleration in about:flags : same issue in Windows and Ubuntu 10.10 fixed with it.

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That worked perfectly :) I forgot that I had messed around with those settings a while back. Thank you for the help! – Jared Apr 21 '11 at 18:49

For me I already had GPU Accelerated Compositing (which mentions 3D in it), so it wasn't that. But I did enable GPU Accelerated Canvas 2D at one point, and re-disabling that is the one that fixed it (which specifically mentions "canvas" and Cufon uses the canvas tag a lot).

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