Chrome not showing bold fonts

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    Hello. Since the latest Genesis update (I’m assuming as I just recently became aware of this), Chrome isn’t showing the ‘strong’ tag properly. For example, visit and look at the text “Broker Price Opinion”. It’s fine in Safari and Firefox but not in Chrome. What’s odd is that the text does look differently than normal text, but just not what you expect from a ‘strong’ tag.

    I tried searching for a fix and came across some posts on ‘important’ tags and tag resets, but it’s a bit above my pay grade. Any CSS pros have some suggestions? Thank you.


    Bill Murray

    I think what you are seeing is the well-discussed bug rendering Google webfonts in Chrome. It’s an issue with the browser Chrome.

    There are a few fixes in that thread, but I haven’t tested any of them because it hasn’t bothered me enough to worry about it. The bug has been around for years, and I think the Chrome developers will get it fixed eventually.

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    Wow, I didn’t know it was such a known issue. The fact that it only happens on Google’s own browser is quite ironic. I imagine I’ll have this problem with all Google Webfonts from what I’ve just read on that link. Bummer. I’ve resorted to having to change the color of any text I would normally just boldface to make it standout.

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