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Synopsis : this page lists which distinct, verifiable font weights exist for all the fonts listed in Resources ⮞ Fonts ⮞ Metrics. This is useful in trying to decide which fonts and font weights to use in websites. Exception : for fonts which are not embedded and whose font-stretch property can’t be normal, this instead lists the nine possible weights of such fonts.

Note : the correct fonts will not appear when the operating system performs font substitution; for example, Helvetica and Times will not appear in Windows because Windows substitutes Arial for Helvetica and Times New Roman for Times.

Note : this page will appear very, very slowly, because much JavaScript must be executed, and many embedded fonts must be downloaded; Chrome-based browsers were particularily slow when this was written, in June 2017.

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Note : unlike most Browser News pages, this page is starkly plain, with minimal styling, partly to illustrate the points more clearly, but mainly to make it easier to compare browsers: viewing this page with several browsers and/or configurations at the same time makes the browsers’ basic differences clearer.

See also : other major pages in this site are Home, News, Find Browsers, Resources, Stats, and Store.

See also : other pages in this site which are closely related include Resources ⮞ Font Choices, Resources ⮞ Fonts ⮞ Fluid Design & Sizes, Resources ⮞ Fonts, Resources ⮞ Font Choices, Resources ⮞ Fonts ⮞ Metrics (very slow page), Resources ⮞ Fonts ⮞ Samples (slow page), Resources ⮞ Fonts ⮞ Sets (slow page), and Resources ⮞ Fonts ⮞ Possible Weights (slow page).

Fonts Listed 

This lists fonts for which there are samples, organized as follows:

All Fonts 

This lists all fonts:

Fonts with Normal and Bold Weights 

This lists all fonts having at least normal and bold weights:

Fonts with Normal, Semi-Bold, and Bold Weights 

This lists all fonts having at least normal, semi-bold, and bold weights:

Fonts with Normal, Semi-Bold, Bold, and Either Extra Bold or Black Fonts 

This lists all fonts having at least normal, semi-bold, bold, and either extra bold or black weights:

Font Weight Samples 

For most fonts, this lists the fonts, their distinct font weights, and samples in both regular and italic faces. For fonts whose font-stretch property can’t be normal, this instead lists the fonts and samples of the nine possible weights. The fonts listed include generic fonts, proposed generic fonts, local fonts, and embedded fonts, the embedded fonts being .

For many fonts there are only two distinct font weights, i.e. the regular and bold weights. Weights are listed as ‘basic weights’ if they include distinct regular (400) and bold (700) weights; they are listed as ‘good weights’ if they include distinct regular (400), semi-bold (600), and bold (700) weights; they are listed as ‘great weights’ if they include distinct regular (400), semi-bold (600), bold (700), and either 800 or 900 weights; they are listed as ‘rich’ if they include nine distinct weights.