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Google fonts too bold

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  • #3708
    togethernet
    Participant

    It seems whenever I use a Google font it displays in extra bold in some places e.g. in the slider headline.
    Any way to stop this?

    Thank you

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  • #3709
    Jason Bobich
    Keymaster

    I would suspect that in general fonts would just appear bolder in places that have CSS to declare a bold font-weight. So you could just make your CSS changes to apply normal font-weight if that’s what you’re going for.

    Do you have some sort of specific example you could link me to?

    #3711
    togethernet
    Participant

    thank you – here’s an example:
    http://91.146.107.207/~idealint/?p=29

    #3714
    Jason Bobich
    Keymaster

    That font is just a pretty heavy font and it only comes in one weight. You can change every where the “Special” font option is applied to have a normal font weight, but realistically it’s not going to make much visual difference except maybe the spacing of the letters.

    http://www.google.com/webfonts/specimen/Sansita+One

    #featured .media-full .slide-title, 
    #content .media-full .slide-title, 
    #featured_below .media-full .slide-title, 
    #featured .featured-entry-title .entry-title, 
    #content .featured-entry-title .entry-title, 
    #featured_below .featured-entry-title .entry-title, 
    .element-slogan .slogan .slogan-text, 
    .element-tweet, 
    .special-font {
    	font-weight: normal;
    }

    For CSS changes, it’s a good idea to use a tool like firebug or Google Chrome’s built-in developer tools to locate them and then put the edits either in your child theme or in the “Custom CSS” option on your theme options page.

    Also, here’s a helpful tutorial on how to use Firebug – http://vimeo.com/20917974. The only thing I’d suggest not doing is actually making edits to the theme’s CSS files, as it shows at the end of that video. However, the video serves as a good introduction to Firebug and how it can be used to find what

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