# Why are bold and italics disabled on CS.SE?

This sentence is bold. And this sentence is in italics.

Or at least they're supposed to be. Why are they not rendered as such?

• I confirm, both under Chrome and under Firefox, both here and on the main site, on Linux. But it's working on other Stack Exchange sites and under Windows. So it must be a bug in the CSS or in the font choices for this site. – Gilles Feb 7 '18 at 15:35
• Interesting. Same here. – Raphael Feb 7 '18 at 16:45
• It fails in Firefox on Unix, works on Windows and iOS. Test in comment <- should be italics. – Evil Feb 7 '18 at 21:44
• Oh I forgot to add, it fails for me on Windows 7 using Firefox. – orlp Feb 7 '18 at 22:40
• @Raphael This time it's probably due to styling changes to prepare for responsive design (yay!). Looks like a bug snuck in. – Gilles Feb 9 '18 at 13:09
• Doesn't work for me with Chrome 64 on Win 10. The offending font-family is "Open Sans", and the version of Open Sans installed in Windows seems to support bold and italics fine. – Peter Taylor Feb 13 '18 at 15:07
• @PeterTaylor Oh hey there :) – orlp Feb 13 '18 at 16:46
• This may be part of a problem that affects other sites. – Gilles Feb 26 '18 at 16:03
• I for one can't reproduce these issues anymore (new beta theme, FF 62). You? – Raphael Oct 14 '18 at 13:30