The picture shows what I am seeing. Using Chrome on WinXP (not sure if that matters or not but hey there it is), I see all text of a certain type (Picture of what) has some kind of weird character overlayed everytime there is a space? But whatever character is put in the place of the space also sits on top of the next couple characters. I just want to know if this is something crazy on my end (entirely possible) or other people are seeing this.
@alexisg: Awesome, Alexis! Thanks. I hope that one day Chrome decides to end their shitty aliasing of text (which is a thing I had never heard of before today and falling down this weird internet hole trying to figure out what was happening here).
I have a lot more respect for your work after this, Alexis. Keep up the good work.
@rayeth: The problem lies with the fact that many fonts are unhinted and Chromes renderer is using old school font smoothing. The problem does not show up at small sizes but in medium font sizes things can get really nasty. OS X, iOS, Windows IE/FF, Windows Surface, and Android all use better smoothing which does not need the specific hinting for things to look nice. Currently typekit has to manually hint these fonts, but they don't do it for all the weights. I've been going through and making changes just for Win/Chrome to fix this but its been a bummer for sure. And unfortunately for my sanity they don't have a way of showing which fonts have been hinted. You just have to notice during development or by looking at their screenshots.
More info on this: http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2012/04/24/a-closer-look-at-font-rendering/ Just go to the WINDOWS: UNHINTED FONTS title half way down the page.
The website is set to black. There's your problem.
We white site users are in the minority.
It's okay brother. We will grow stronger. I made a little harmless joke and he got mad at me :(. I reckon the black site is filling his soul with the blackness.