Homepage words in IE 8 suddenly now italicized?

Hi! My sister is still using IE 8 because Zonealarm toolbar doesn't work on IE 9 as yet. Her Homepage msnine is suddenly, in the last 3 days, showing "italicized" writing in the news headlines. My msn9 homepage with IE 9 has the normal font. Can anyone inform me what has occurred and how to fix it?
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Clarification Request

- What's the exact link to that homepage?
- How does it look with her in Firefox or Chrome?
- Can you find anybody else still using IE8 and look how it's shown there?


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IE 8 Homepage Italics

Hi Kees

Thanks for your help. I think it may be just IE 8. It's the only browser she has. The News headlines are normal. Only the text accompanying the story is in Italics.

I have checked all the settings and I cannot see how the particular text can be altered from normal to italicized. The font was a little small, so I increased the zoom factor, so she could read it easier. Poor eyesight.

In my IE 9, all the text is normal. No Italics at all, at that website.

She is not interested in installing any other browser, having had problems in the past with other browsers.


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It's OK with me also.

So she would have to use the web development tools extension of IE8 (F12) to have a look at the styling and find the cause. But I'm afraid you would have to be a web developer to do that.


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