When your Google something, and the results in Chrome show up as Italics — it usually means that the font normally used for this is missing.
Determine What Font Is Used
If you right click on the text that is in italics, you can “inspect element.” A window at the bottom of your screen will come up and you can scroll through that to find information about fonts. If, for instance, you see Times New Roman — then it’s the Times New Roman font that has an issue. Most likely, the “regular” version of the font is missing so the browser is auto-substituting another version — the italic version.
Check Your Fonts Folder
To get to your fonts folder, go to Start –>Control Panel –>Appearance and Personalization –>Fonts. This will contain a list of all your currently installed fonts. Double click on the font you determined that your browser was using; in our example, this is Times New Roman. This will open up the font versions and you can see if the “regular” version exists. If it’s missing
Download The Regular Version of Your Font
If you Google “download Times New Roman font” you will have options of places you can download the font. Be careful that you use a REPUTABLE site to download, so you don’t end up with a bigger problem in the form of a virus.
Install the Font
Once you download the font, you can install it. Your italics issue should be gone now (but reboot your computer just to be sure.)
(Note: if you are missing basic Windows fonts, chances are great that you are missing other essential Windows files. It may be time to backup all your data and wipe your computer, putting a fresh install of Windows on your machine. If you need help with that, give us a call, it’s what we do!)