I've run into an issue with Firefox. Check out the example: http://codepen.io/anon/pen/BuLhF.

Basically, with the font Poiret One, embedded with Google fonts, the letter ō doesn't render properly in Firefox but in Chrome it is ok.


Screenshot: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B58rXlxeBUsIMXo1MnJrRFczbFk/edit?usp=sharing.

Moreover, on Virtual Machine Ubuntu, Firefox is displaying it ok. The host Windows 7 has this problem.

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    I can't reproduce the problem. Both firefox and chrome render the character just fine on my system (Ubuntu Linux). Oct 1, 2013 at 13:04
  • I'm with Stephen - works OK for me. Firefox on Windows 7 (and Chrome for that matter). Your screenshot doesn't just show an "improper rendering" - it's showing a character from an entirely different font!?
    – MrWhite
    Oct 1, 2013 at 19:52
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    My fault. I forgot that I have installed a subset of this font and the system is getting it without trying to update it from the site.
    – Merstzik
    Oct 1, 2013 at 21:12

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The culprit was in fact me.

I had earlier installed a smaller subset of this font on my machine. Firefox and Internet Explorer (this is as far as I have checked) are rendering a font from the system, yet Chrome downloads the font even if you already have it.

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