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    Hi all,

    I have another question I hope you will be able to answer. To change fonts I installed a plugin called WP Google Fonts. I believe you are familiar with it. I set the header font to Raleway, font weight 700. This works fine in both IE and Firefox, but Chrome just won’t set the font-weight correctly. It will display the correct font, but only on font weight normal. Any idea what’s causing this and how to fix it?

    Thanks in advance!


    Hi harberentsen,

    If you have a link to your site we can take a look at it live and see whats going on.




    Oh yes of course. Sorry. You can find it at



    Did you try font-weight: bold? Afaik 700 and bold will return the same result:




    Thanks for the tip, but as I have been using a WordPress plug-in to alter the font and its weight, I don’t know where to change this. I’ve tried changing it manually in base.css, like this:

    h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6 {
    /* font-family: “Raleway”, “Georgia”, “Times New Roman”, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; */
    font-weight: bold; }

    The plugin does alter the font, but only in Chrome (haven’t tested it in Safari), the font-weight just won’t stick.

    Big edit:

    I’ve managed to change the header tags with some custom tweaking in the base.css and layout.css, but the font-weight for the sidebar and footer widgets and the iconbox shortcode on frontpage won’t turn bold yet. It still works fine in Firefox and IE, but Chrome is still giving trouble with those three aspects. Could you maybe help me with this?



    The differences are so minor that it may not be worth investing the time, because if you think about it, the way the website looks in each browser is what’s important because I for one have never browsed a website simultaneously using two browsers unless I was testing design.

    To detect that fractional difference in grey requires eyes of a hawk There is always a certain lack of total uniformity between all devices and browsers

    Right now i think nearly every selector in the theme has a font-weight:bald; attached to it, and some have even multiple instances attached.





    I know that different browsers render fonts differently and I’m definitely prepared to accept some differences. Chrome on my windows 8 pc doesn’t render the Raleway font on the frontpage in bold. However, I just discovered that there’s no problem on other pc’s that use Chrome, so my problem is virtually non-existent and probably only exists on my own pc.

    In short, I believe the issue’s resolved. Thanks for your help!

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