Gary Bland [EMAIL-REMOVED]> wrote:
> Is there a known problem with font-weight using numbered values with
> IE5.0 on a Mac? I have a test page that is using 500 as the base weight
> and on mac it is *very* bold.
I can't tell you about IE/Mac, but there are problems with font-weight: 500
in most other browsers I've tested under Windows. It seems to result in a
different rendering than either bold or normal text, and it's usually
ugly. In fonts where the bold version gets anti-aliasing but the normal
version does not at the same font size, you get some sort of bold non-anti-
aliased mess. This is presumably something to do with the TrueType
renderer since it happens across a few different browsers.
I'd avoid all values for font-weight other than 'bold' and 'normal'.