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Eras Medium ITC not a font option in FF 18.0.2 like most browsers. It was, and now you have reverted. Like to discus this.

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I have the Latest version of Chrome, Opera, IE9 and FF 18.0.2. Firefox in the previous two editions or more finally began to have a font option for each of the various Eras ITC fonts (Medium, Bold, Demi, whatever), like the other browsers above. Then, in 18.0.2, I believe, it reverted to the issue I answered for another user here (in the way back...): https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/868220?esab=a&as=aaq ...a now closed thread, in that it reverted to listing only "Eras ITC" as an option.

I can fix this in my style sheets so it would render in FF by using this code: body {font-family: "Eras Medium ITC", "Eras ITC", Arial, Verdana, sans-serif ;}

so in the above code I am "solving" my question as far as how to *work* with the way FF "defines" fonts for webmasters and viewers of websites, etc. but...

The question is why would the FF developers "break ranks" on something like this with the other browsers (after fixing it) and revert to the the way they were when they made "Eras ITC" the only option available to render font. If I take out the "Eras ITC" from the above style-sheet code, FF will render this as Arial. This was not true in the last two (I think) versions where the "fixed" FF defined fonts the way other browsers on Windows do. I had to do this before with two of my sites, then I didn't need to because FF "fixed" its singular way of defining fonts, and now I do again. So please quit doing that, FF, eh?

I hope this makes sense and can be discussed a bit. And it not, at least the code above may be a solution to those webmaster who choose or have been told to use this font on their site(s).

Regards, Axis

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This above is my own "chosen" solution for my own question regarding rendering of "Eras Medium ITC" in FF 18.0.2

The follow up question is still valid. Why did FF decide to revert to a non-conventional font definition for the Eras family of fonts? Not trying to be troublesome. FF has been my default browser for years, and of late, through many "battles" with add-ons and permissions. I post because FF is still the "best", in my opinion, and deserves some valid feedback from users

Regards, Axis (again)

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Chosen Solution

This above is my own "chosen" solution for my own question regarding rendering of "Eras Medium ITC" in FF 18.0.2

The follow up question is still valid. Why did FF decide to revert to a non-conventional font definition for the Eras family of fonts? Not trying to be troublesome. FF has been my default browser for years, and of late, through many "battles" with add-ons and permissions. I post because FF is still the "best", in my opinion, and deserves some valid feedback from users

Regards, Axis (again)

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On Window when DirectWrite rendering is used then the fonts are selected via a main font-family name and you use other font properties to get the required font style and weight.
I don't know what the font-weight would be for the medium font.

  • font-family: "Eras ITC"; font-weight: 700;

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And now with FF 19 it is back to listing the Eras Light, Medium, Demi, Bold, etc. This is better as it is the same as all the previously mentioned browsers. Thanks you FF and please quit switching. Thanks!