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Windows 7: Chrome, Firefox and IE render <strong></strong> and <b></b> as normal

15 Jun 2015   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
Chrome, Firefox and IE render <strong></strong> and <b></b> as normal

This is an issue I've been struggling with for several weeks. I have reviewed all fonts and believe all necessary fonts are available. I do not have Lucida Grand, but I have Lucida Sans, Arial and Verdana.

Browsers Chrome, Firefox and IE all render <strong></strong> or <b></b> as normal text - not bold. The same webpage in other Windows 7 machines in my office render correctly. These PCs have nearly identical configurations.

I will be grateful for any suggestions from the forum.

Oh BTW, this is my first post in any of your forums. If I've posted in the wrong forum, please let me know.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jun 2015   #2

Windows 7 Pro 32

Hi and welcome to Sevenforums!

I've never heard of such a problem, but if it's related to fonts you could test in Firefox to set browser.display.use_document_fonts to 0. In about:config. Default is 1. That will make the browser use only a few standard fonts.

Besides that you can check the default font in these browsers. In Firefox:
You could also bring up Web Developer by pressing F12 and inspect your web page to see if any warnings or errors there might be causing this.

Here's some HTML code you can test with to see fonts and bold in action. Note that when browser.display.use_document_fonts is 0 most fonts will look the same.
HTML Code:
<font face="Arial">Arial&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<B>BoldTest</B></font><br>
<font face="Arial Black">Arial Black&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<B>BoldTest</B></font><br>
<font face="Arial Narrow">Arial Narrow&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<B>BoldTest</B></font><br>
<font face="Arial Rounded MT Bold">Arial Rounded MT Bold&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<B>BoldTest</B></font><br>
<font face="Bookman Old Style">Bookman Old Style&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<B>BoldTest</B></font><br>
<font face="Bradley Hand ITC">Bradley Hand ITC&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<B>BoldTest</B></font><br>
<font face="Century">Century&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<B>BoldTest</B></font><br>
<font face="Century Gothic">Century Gothic&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<B>BoldTest</B></font><br>
<font face="Comic Sans MS">Comic Sans MS&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<B>BoldTest</B></font><br>
<font face="Courier">Courier&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<B>BoldTest</B></font><br>
<font face="Courier New">Courier New&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<B>BoldTest</B></font><br>
<font face="cursive">cursive&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<B>BoldTest</B></font><br>
<font face="default">default&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<B>BoldTest</B></font><br>
<font face="fantasy">fantasy&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<B>BoldTest</B></font><br>
<font face="Gentium">Gentium&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<B>BoldTest</B></font><br>
<font face="Georgia">Georgia&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<B>BoldTest</B></font><br>
<font face="Impact">Impact&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<B>BoldTest</B></font><br>
<font face="King">King&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<B>BoldTest</B></font><br>
<font face="Lalit">Lalit&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<B>BoldTest</B></font><br>
<font face="Lucida Console">Lucida Console&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<B>BoldTest</B></font><br>
<font face="Modena">Modena&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<B>BoldTest</B></font><br>
<font face="monospace">monospace&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<B>BoldTest</B></font><br>
<font face="Monotype Corsiva">Monotype Corsiva&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<B>BoldTest</B></font><br>
<font face="Papyrus">Papyrus&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<B>BoldTest</B></font><br>
<font face="sans-serif">sans-serif&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<B>BoldTest</B></font><br>
<font face="serif">serif&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<B>BoldTest</B></font><br>
<font face="Tahoma">Tahoma&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<B>BoldTest</B></font><br>
<font face="TeX">TeX&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<B>BoldTest</B></font><br>
<font face="Times">Times&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<B>BoldTest</B></font><br>
<font face="Times New Roman">Times New Roman&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<B>BoldTest</B></font><br>
<font face="Trebuchet MS">Trebuchet MS&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<B>BoldTest</B></font><br>
<font face="Verdana">Verdana&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<B>BoldTest</B></font><br>
<font face="Verona">Verona&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<B>BoldTest</B></font><br>
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jun 2015   #3

Windows 7 Pro 32

Here's what that looks like for me when using default setting for browser.display.use_document_fonts:

Chrome, Firefox and IE render &lt;strong&gt;&lt;/strong&gt; and &lt;b&gt;&lt;/b&gt; as normal-fonts.png

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