Closed Bug 1321535 Opened 6 years ago Closed 6 years ago

Arial Black is not Arial 900

Categories

(Core :: General, defect)

50 Branch
x86_64
Windows 7
defect
Not set
normal

Tracking

()

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 644385

People

(Reporter: antoine.leverve.ext, Unassigned)

References

Details

(Keywords: fonts)

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/7.0; SLCC2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; Media Center PC 6.0; .NET4.0C; .NET4.0E; rv:11.0) like Gecko

Steps to reproduce:

I used the Arial Black font


Actual results:

The display was incorrect, looking not bold at all compared to IE or CR.

But if I use instead Arial with a 900 font-weight and that worked! I am doing that now because my boss wants a fix, but that's dirty, Arial Black is in the list of recommended web fonts from w3school.




Expected results:

Arial Black should display the same as Arial with a 900 font-weight
Depends on: 644385
Keywords: fonts
OS: Unspecified → Windows 7
Hardware: Unspecified → x86_64
"Arial Black" is recognized as a font family name under the legacy GDI model, where families were limited to four faces, but is categorized as a face within the larger "Arial" family under DirectWrite. See John Daggett's explanations in bug 644385.

So you should use the pattern suggested there, with CSS properties such as

  font-family: Arial Black, Arial, sans-serif;
  font-weight: 900;

which selects the desired face under both models.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 644385
Moving from Core::Untriaged to Core::General https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1407598
Component: Untriaged → General
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