Google News Font Size Bug Confirmed

Feb 3, 2009 • 8:14 am | comments (0) by | Filed Under Other Google Topics

Google has confirmed the miscellaneous reports of the Google News home page having font size issues. In a Google News Help thread, Googler, Inbal, confirmed the issue that some users are noticing.

In short, some users are noticing that the font used on Google News is much larger then expected. Exactly how large is hard to say, since I am personally not able to replicate it. But users are reporting, "way too large," "much larger than usual," and "larger than normal text size."

Google's Inbal, like I said, confirmed the issue and said Google is working on a fix. She said:

Thank you for taking the time to report this problem. We're aware of this bug, and our engineering team is working to find a solution. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to resolve this issue in the near future.

There have been an unusual number of bugs recently with Google. Now, Google always have these minor bugs here and there. But some of these bugs or mistakes have been hitting the much larger Google base. The largest recent bug happened over the weekend with labeling all search results as malware, then today we reported this bug, and two others; safe search bug and SMS blast bug. I would classify these bugs as moderate to major.

Forum discussion at Google News Help.

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