Browser losing display of letter "w"

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Browser losing display of letter "w"

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At least, I think it is my Firefox 110.0(64) browser.
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This image is from posting in a different phpBB forum.
Note the fuzzy double-Us, but no other character (than I can see).
At first I assumed I had accidentally smeared a trace of Vegemite on the screen, but soon disproved that theory.
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By comparison, here is a chunk of MSWord in Normal view, with the w's looking OK.

From which I infer that it is probably NOT a hardware/graphic card problem (but what do I know nowadays about hardware?), otherwise all w's would appear fuzzy.
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Not a problem in THIS installation of phpBB.

The new laptop arrives Friday, pension day, in theory. I can last until then.
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Re: Browser losing display of letter "w"

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It's probably a combination of font, font size and the way ClearType renders fonts.
You can try the following:
- Press Windows key+R to activate the Run dialog.
- Type cttune.exe and press Enter or click OK.
- Follow the instructions.
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Re: Browser losing display of letter "w"

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HansV wrote:
20 Feb 2023, 20:04
It's probably a combination of font, font size and the way ClearType renders fonts.
You can try the following:
- Press Windows key+R to activate the Run dialog.

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- Type cttune.exe and press Enter or click OK.
- Follow the instructions.
Thanks Hans, I did just that, but first I typed three "W"s in your Quoted text to see if the fuzziness still remained. It does not.
So I ran cctune.exe anyway.
Perhaps it was a software aberration that fled away with by hard Restart last night?
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Re: Browser losing display of letter "w"

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ChrisGreaves wrote:
21 Feb 2023, 11:17
Perhaps it was a software aberration that fled away with by hard Restart last night?
Curiouser and curiouser.

Whatever the aberration was, it survived the reboot and re-issue from a remote forum!
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The image above, showing fuzzy double-us, is a PrtScr from a window not five minutes ago.
Was the aberration at my end or at the other forum?
The aberration would seem to have been stored on remote servers to the extent that eighteen hours later, I can still read the aberration reported back to me.
I think I am correct in saying that the aberration, no matter where it was generated, is stored on a remote server.
Contemplatively Yours
Chris
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