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Font gets pixelated after a certain spot on the page in Firefox

Hi
I'm having the weirdest situation.
I'm building a site locally using Mamp, OS 10.6.8. My site has looked fine, even earlier this evening. But all of a sudden I'm getting font rendering more pixelated than usual, as if it's not being anti-aliased. It's not happening on the entire page. Just seems to be about two inches into the content, the font is fine. After that: Pixelated!
I'm using @font-face and Google webfonts. Both are doing it.
This is only happening in Firefox and locally in Mamp on this site! Chrome and Safari are fine.
Any reason why this would happen? I'm totally at a loss for a solution.

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Alicia St Rose
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Scott Fell, EE MVEDeveloper & EE ModeratorCommented:
Are your fonts set up correctly?

http://css-tricks.com/snippets/css/using-font-face/

@font-face {
      font-family: 'MyWebFont';
      src: url('webfont.eot'); /* IE9 Compat Modes */
      src: url('webfont.eot?#iefix') format('embedded-opentype'), /* IE6-IE8 */
           url('webfont.woff') format('woff'), /* Modern Browsers */
           url('webfont.ttf')  format('truetype'), /* Safari, Android, iOS */
           url('webfont.svg#svgFontName') format('svg'); /* Legacy iOS */
      }

body {
       font-family: 'MyFontFamily', Fallback, sans-serif;
}
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Alicia St RoseOwner & Principle Developer/DesignerAuthor Commented:
Yep,
I did notice, however, that I was looking at the admin in Wordpress, locally and the font went a little faint there too. That was last night. Now it looks fine.
Could this be something with my OS?

Weird how it's only in Firefox and intermittently...
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Scott Fell, EE MVEDeveloper & EE ModeratorCommented:
You have to spec the font differently for each browser.  However you can spec the font locally like below where you first use src:local, then fall back to url.  This way if somebody has it installed, it will look nicer.  The fall back is from the url.  But the key for in the url is to have each of eot, woff, tiff, svg versions.

@font-face {
  font-family: MyHelvetica;
  src: local("Helvetica Neue Bold"),
  local("HelveticaNeue-Bold"),
  url(MgOpenModernaBold.ttf);
  font-weight: bold;
}
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Alicia St RoseOwner & Principle Developer/DesignerAuthor Commented:
Hi Padas,
Thanks for that info. I'm still a little bit fuzzy, so I'm posting what I have in my style sheet:

@font-face {
    font-family: 'JuraRegular';
    src: url('fonts/jura-webfont.eot');
    src: url('fonts/jura-webfont.eot?iefix') format('eot'),
         url('fonts/jura-webfont.woff') format('woff'),
         url('fonts/jura-webfont.ttf') format('truetype'),
         url('fonts/jura-webfont.svg#webfontwebdXohA') format('svg');
    font-weight: normal;
    font-style: normal;

}

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Should look like this?
@font-face {
    font-family: 'JuraRegular';
    src: local('Jura Regular');
    src: url('fonts/jura-webfont.eot');
    src: url('fonts/jura-webfont.eot?iefix') format('eot'),
         url('fonts/jura-webfont.woff') format('woff'),
         url('fonts/jura-webfont.ttf') format('truetype'),
         url('fonts/jura-webfont.svg#webfontwebdXohA') format('svg');
    font-weight: normal;
    font-style: normal;

}

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And I'm also using Google Webfonts and the same issue is occurring:

@import url(http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Gudea|Quattrocento+Sans:400,400italic,700,700italic);

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Scott Fell, EE MVEDeveloper & EE ModeratorCommented:
Can you post a link or post your code to jsbin.com
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Alicia St RoseOwner & Principle Developer/DesignerAuthor Commented:
Hi,
I'm seeing this crazy font situation intermittently all over the web when I browse in Firefox, so I think it's a browser issue.
I'm going to close out the question. Thanks for help!
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Alicia St RoseOwner & Principle Developer/DesignerAuthor Commented:
Seems this is a browser issue an not specific to my code.
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