After posting that, I decided I didn't like some things about my Recent Entries style and changed it. And realized why it's been looking weird for a long long time. Neither Feige nor Sedna had OCR A Extended installed!
So, I installed it. And added a link to the page to download the font. So now you can see it as I intended.
I also fought with the tables a bit to make them show up more like I think they should (15/60/15 on the nav, 65/35 on the entries). Much happier with it now.