Linux Chromium has legibility bug

Developer Brent Simmons has unearthed a problem with Chromium on Linux. In a post on his blog, he states that text rendering on his site was compromised when people visited using the Linux version of Chromium.

After some digging around, Simmons discovered that the problem was down to use of the optimizeLegibility value, which greatly improves the appearance of kerning pairs and ligatures in compatible web browsers. However, in Chromium for Linux, use of 'text-rendering: optimizeLegibility' caused text to overlap, a problem that went away on a page refresh. That the issue is not more widely noticed is probably down to optimizeLegibility not being widely used and most sites redrawing and reflowing, thinks Simmons.

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