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    Question 10px font won't display bold?

    I have some type set to this class:

    .links {
    font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
    font-size: 10px;
    font-weight: bold;
    }

    The type won't display bold. Plain plain plain. Why why why?
    Even if place <strong></strong> tags around the text in question, it's still plain, weak text.
    Help!

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    Do you have any other CSS declarations that might be overriding your bold setting?

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    Unfortuntely (fortunately?), no, I don't.

    I just changed the type size to 11px instead of 10px, and it bolds fine.

    I don't recall ever hearing that you can't make 10px-size type bold, though. Did I miss that memo?

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    I've seen this before...think it may be a platform determination based on legibility considerations. Tiny, bolded Arial is pretty hard to read; try using "Arial Black" and you'll see.

    http://www.wpdfd.com/wpdtypo.htm
    ::: certified wild guess :::

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    Arial bold at 10px looks normal. Try Verdana instead (same size) or change the size to 11px. Sorry, there's no other way around this.

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    I've run into this also. Depending on font size and user text size option, the bold will sometimes disappear. I try to find the combo that covers the most situations.


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