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Double Bold Hack not working for Apple clients and devices


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Posted: 03 February 2017 02:47 PM

I attended Kevin Mandeville’s workshop, Progressive Enhancement & Interactive Email, at last year’s Litmus Conference in Boston where I learned about his elegant solution for preventing double bolding. The hack is below (font stacks may differ for you, obviously).

Recently however, I noticed a really strange bug with this hack. Outlook 2011 & Outlook 2016 (both for Mac), and the iPad Mini (iOS9) double-bold, ignoring the hack. Anyone else notice this? A Fix perhaps?

  @media screen and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 0), screen and (min—mozdevice-
  pixel-ratio: 0) {
  #font-weight-normal {
  font-weight: normal !important;

  <table border=“0” cellpadding=“0” cellspacing=“0” width=“100%”>
  <td align=“center” style=“color: #444e4f; font-family: ‘proxima_nova_rgbold’, Proxima
  Nova, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 28px; line-height: 36px; font-weight: bold;”
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