I don't normally get so excited about the day a new browser version comes out, except the prior version of Chrome broke the ability to bold system fonts on Macs.
When this happened, the DEV team was really busy and we just sort of accepted not bothering any fancy workarounds, and we just waited for the next browser version. Bold temporarily not working all of a sudden is just not a scenario we prep for in our tech plannings. Not all sites use system fonts—we prioritize performance and don't load custom fonts.
Stable is set for release on May 19th.
There are some other good features shipping in Chrome 83, like Trusted Types for DOM Manipulation, but fixing bold is definitely what I'm looking forward to the most. 😭
Thank you to the hard working developers behind Chrome, everyone makes mistakes and I hope you all learned a lot in dealing with the issue.
Happy coding ❤️