font-weight: (CSS3) Which browsers support numeric weights (200, 300) as opposed to simply "bol... #1420

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Fyrd commented May 12, 2015

font-weight: (CSS3) Which browsers support numeric weights (200, 300) as opposed to simply "bold" and "normal"?


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Seems like all browsers support font weights as both numeric and dictionary from their early versions (https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/CSS/font-weight), so I would close this issue as invalid...

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pkuczynski commented May 21, 2015

Seems like all browsers support font weights as both numeric and dictionary from their early versions (https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/CSS/font-weight), so I would close this issue as invalid...

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b9chris Jul 16, 2015

Not true; not only will some browsers only display the Regular/Normal version (400 equivalent) or Bold version (700 equivalent) of a font even though you asked for a different thickness number (like 100), many also don't support specifying multiple font files for different font-weights of a given font-family. The support is in fact complex.

A discussion of browser bugs relating to this issue and one workaround frequently employed to cope with it here:

http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2013/02/14/setting-weights-and-styles-at-font-face-declaration/

b9chris commented Jul 16, 2015

Not true; not only will some browsers only display the Regular/Normal version (400 equivalent) or Bold version (700 equivalent) of a font even though you asked for a different thickness number (like 100), many also don't support specifying multiple font files for different font-weights of a given font-family. The support is in fact complex.

A discussion of browser bugs relating to this issue and one workaround frequently employed to cope with it here:

http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2013/02/14/setting-weights-and-styles-at-font-face-declaration/

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