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Darren Knight
Darren Knight
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font-weight not working on mobile

I am setting the font-weight of some text to to be 'lighter' or '300' and it is showing up fine on desktop, but not on mobile. It seems to be showing as 'normal' on mobile (iOS). I am wanting to distinguish the first sentence from the rest of the text by setting the font-weight to 'normal'.

.light-text {
  font-weight: lighter;

<div class="light-text">
<span style="font-weight:normal;">The first sentence.</span> The rest of the text.

1 Answer

Hi there, there are some oddities about fonts rendering in different browsers. However, to be safe, make sure that your font actually provides the weights you're assigning. Some browsers will "guess" at the font-weight even if the font doesn't provide the actual weight you set. I hope that makes sense.