Edge not respecting font weight/boldness?

By design Issue #14997581


Will R.
Dec 7, 2017
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  • Microsoft Edge
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Steps to reproduce

go to bing.com in Edge and Chrome and compare the text of the story headlines at the bottom of the page. In Chrome, the text appears bold. In Edge, it doesn’t. Someone from the Chrome team thinks Edge is not respecting font weight. I’ve attached a screenshot comparison of what I am seeing


Comments and activity

  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Assigned To to “Steven K.”

    Changed Assigned To to “wptcomptri@microsoft.com”

    Changed Assigned To from “wptcomptri@microsoft.com” to “Sergey M.”

  • Per css-fonts, “If the desired weight is 500, 400 is checked first and then the rule for desired weights less than 400 is used.”


    Specified font-weight on this element is 500, and Segoe UI family has two fonts: regular with weight 400 and semibold with weight 600. Edge and Firefox follow css spec and choose regular Segoe UI. Chrome chooses semibold, which is incorrect.

  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Status to “By design”

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