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Old 02-28-2014, 03:22 PM   #1
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"Upgraded" to iBooks 3.2 – Bold fonts are extra-bold, italics are now bold-italic

I updated an iPad 2 from ios6 to ios 7.06 today and also updated iBooks to the latest version (3.2). I now have the following problems in all of my books:

Bold text (serif in this case) is now a very heavy extra bold.
Regular italics are now bold italic.

Are other people seeing this? Any fixes?

I'm a designer and my bosses are set on using iBooks to review epubs for approval. There is no way they'll approve new books for publication looking like this!

I checked my files in Marvin and ADE 2.0 and they look fine. CSS file looks normal, too.
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Old 02-28-2014, 08:25 PM   #2
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It's displaying normally here, but on a current iPad, not an iPad 2.
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I don't normally use iBooks, but I tested this out for you. On all but one serif font iBooks seemed to be displaying italics in normal weight, that is, not bold. However, if I select the font Charter then italics is displayed in bold. I suspect there is a problem with Charter. I'm using an iPad mini Retina.
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I don't normally use iBooks, but I tested this out for you. On all but one serif font iBooks seemed to be displaying italics in normal weight, that is, not bold. However, if I select the font Charter then italics is displayed in bold. I suspect there is a problem with Charter. I'm using an iPad mini Retina.
That was it! What a simple thing that I didn't even think to try - I'm quick to assume the problem is with my code because there is so much that I don't know.

Thank you for taking the time to help a stranger.
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That was it! What a simple thing that I didn't even think to try - I'm quick to assume the problem is with my code because there is so much that I don't know.

Thank you for taking the time to help a stranger.
You are welcome. I'm glad that helped. BTW, you should probably test out ePubs in other apps as well to make sure they are displaying correctly. iBooks might display a little differently than Marvin or Bluefire. Using multiple apps will better your chances of identifying any problems.
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