Hi Solitude … good job for you on finding a great solution to the problem. Here is what I recommend you try:
First back up your website, making sure to pay extra special attention to backing up any of the files you are about to edit.
Open your site in Chrome and take a screencap.
Then, using a text editor like TextWrangler, or whatever you’re using, open functions.php in the Epik folder and add the patch you discovered. Make sure you know where you put this and even write a little note to yourself in a comment to remind you that you made this change.
Save functions.php back to your server and give your site a look-see in Chrome. If you kept the previous window open, open another window and compare them side by side and see if you see an improvement.
You don’t have to worry about adding the <!–formatted–> comments into your functions.php … they are html comments and afaik are not needed.
Basically what this code is doing is adding a function to the list of things that run at a point called ‘wp_enqueue_scripts,’ which is when a bunch of scripts get run in WordPress. The function is defined in the next lines, and basically tells Genesis to use Google fonts.
Hope that helps out. If it doesn’t work, then put back your saved functions.php file and everything’s back the way it was.