Cuando se usa la fuente web de Google con varios pesos, IE6-8 se confunde

I've made this example as simple as possible:

<!DOCTYPE html>
  <link href=",800" 
        rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">
  <style type="text/css">
    h1 {
      font-family: "Open Sans";
      font-weight: 800;

  <h1>Testing h1</h1>


Right now in IE6-8, the H1 tag will display as something other than 300 or 800 ... it looks like a 600. If I remove the 800, it displays correctly as 300. And if I remove the 300 and keep the 800, it displays correctly as 800. Can anyone else replicate this and explain how IE is displaying a font-weight that I haven't even pulled in?

preguntado el 30 de enero de 12 a las 19:01

2 Respuestas

Sorry to answer my own question, but I have a solution.

I ended up leaving JUST the 300 weight in the link tag. For the 800, I grabbed the content referred from the URL (an @font-face declaration), pasted it into my CSS file and renamed the font-family to something other than Open Sans (Open Sans Bold) ... changed my h1 font-family to the different name and BAM, correctly formatted font-weights in all major browsers.

Additionally, you can just download the .woff font provided by the google web-font embed and create a kit over at FontSquirrel.

Respondido 13 Feb 12, 20:02

According to this article on Adobe TypeKit IE6-8 have trouble loading all the different font varients that make up a particular webfont:

It's worth noting that TypeKit and Google Fonts are related through Font Loader (see here: However, while Adobe TypeKit have offered a solution for the IE font variants problem it doesn't seem to be available through Google Fonts.

The TypeKit method is to explicitly declare a font-family for each font weight and style.


.light {
  font-family: "proxima-nova-n3", "proxima-nova", sans-serif;
  font-style: normal;
  font-weight: 300;
.thin-italic {
  font-family: "proxima-nova-i1", "proxima-nova", sans-serif;
  font-style: italic;
  font-weight: 100;

This seems to follow a conversion that is to suffix the font's name with a letter for the font style (n for normal, i for italic) and a number for the weight (1 for 100, 6 for 600). I've tried this for a Google Font but sadly it doesn't work.

Respondido 19 Feb 14, 17:02

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