Hi, I have a browser/font issue that I haven't had any luck sorting. Wondering if anyone here has any insights.
Here is one example of a page that includes an "x" to close something.
Normally when you visit this page (assuming you aren't signed in already), you see something like this at the top:
The little "x" on the right side isn't a graphic, it is actually the character "×", or Unicode U+00D7, the multiplication sign.
Now, on my machine, this is what I actually get:
Instead of the "x" I get a character resembling an upside down "h".
This isn't specific to Coinbase, I picked this URL just because it is easy to see what I'm talking about. Across the Internet I have h's instead of x's for close buttons.
I'm using Chrome on Windows 8.1 (64-bit), but I also have the issue in IE 11 on the same machine. Firefox works correctly (shows an "x"). IE 11 on a different Windows 8.1 machine shows correctly (shows an "x"). So there is something funny with my machine, but it is not restricted to a single browser (otherwise I'd just start a new browser profile and call it a day). It's not a new issue, but it's been present for at least a year, and I'm just now getting fed up enough to try to figure it out.
I'm wondering if I have a font installed that is becoming preferred for these odd characters for some reason... But I don't know how to check that.
I did some Googling and haven't come up with anything. Though, this is a difficult issue to find a good search term for.
Ideas? Insights? Anything? :-P