So I have used a website for a long time, and today the fonts changed on the site in Brave, I checked other browsers and it was still the nice, old font.
Anyway after trying a few things I turned the sheild protection off and the font went back to the nice look old font.
And so, Brave Browser Shields settings in addition to whatever are your Brave Browser > Settings . . . can sometimes affect what fonts, for example, are displayed / rendered for your viewing.
Ace, I just tried to tag one of the Brave staff on another and I included a link to this post. Overall, I’d just wait for when Fanboynz can pop in and help, if Mattches or someone else doesn’t show up. The reason why I’m saying Fanboynz is because he does a lot of the work on Shields and adblocking, so I’m assuming he’d be the one to kind of rely on.
Not sure when he’ll be around. It is the weekend and staff often don’t pop in too much then. So may have to wait a couple days. Anyway, primary Topic I hope we can move discussion into will be Weird Blurry Fonts when Brave Shields Enabled
Can you try disabling fingerprint blocking and see if the problem still occurs? Keep shields up. From the same issue report, you may have to restart your browser to see updated results.
The person reporting the issue was on a macOS but the issue has also been reported on reddit on win10. What is your OS version?
Also, per the issue report:
Note: Only seems to happens on pages without custom fonts. A sub (eg: Brave’s sub) with a custom theme looks fine (unless you disable custom themes on your reddit account). Please note that this issue is not limited to reddit.
I’m wondering if this might be related to the Helvectica font-family issue @289wk explained in his linked post above. Can you check to see if that font-family is in use on the sites you are having issues with? You could also try the following and see if it makes a difference. The more information provided the better! Please post an update.
Good news in a way. We now know this is a known issue already reported at Brave GitHub. There are even more posts from users experiencing the same problem. You may want to track that GitHub issue report for updates.
Could you please provide your OS version? So far, macOS, win8, and win10 users have reported issues. Issue does not seem to be occurring on win11. Would probably help if you could provide your OS version. You can find your OS version at brave://version.
Also, I checked and looks like some of the sites posted in the issue report are using the Helvetica font. Could you test the workaround above on your system with shields and fingerprint blocking enabled? Even if you are on a different OS, the basic steps should be the same. Just look for where your fonts are stored in your system. I would test but the issue is not happening with me. I use win10 OS.
Edit: I’m really curious to know if the two issues are at all related! The test would just be a confirmation that they are not. It is mostly for my information, but please try the test if you have time. Thank-you!