Dawn theme - Change font weight

RC7
Excursionist
18 1 2

Hi,

I am trying to customize the Dawn theme, but what I notice is that even if I pick the right font size and family that I want, the font looks lighter than on the Debut theme.
Does anyone know where I could change the font weight? 

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Elias
Shopify Staff
Shopify Staff
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Hi, @RC7.

Thank you for reaching out and posting this question!

I understand you're looking to change the font weight for the Dawn theme. You can try changing the font weight in the Typography section of your theme's settings. The setting looks something like this:

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If you're unable to find the right font weight using this method, then this is something that our Theme Support team can help you with. If your store is subscribed to a plan, you're eligible to use the complimentary design time included with your subscription on customizing your theme. While we’re not able to provide account-specific support via the Shopify Community at this time, our Support team would be happy to assist you with a customization request through live chat, email, or callback. Please visit the Shopify Help Center and log in to your account to create a support request.

I'd love to know if this is what you're looking for or whether our Theme Support can help you with this. Keep me posted!

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Hi @RC7,

I checked and the Dawn theme font weight was gotten automatically according to the font you choose.

However, you can still change it at layout > theme.liquid file. https://i.imgur.com/wxIm2yx.png

Hope it helps!

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RC7
Excursionist
18 1 2

@Elias Ok, thanks. I might reach out. 
I saw the standard options there but I'm not getting the normal font weight I'm used to from using Debut theme like that.

@LitExtension Thanks for the tip. However, where exactly do I type the number there, e.g. 500? What do I need to overwrite?
Do I just remove that whole part you marked in red and simply replace it with a number?

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Hi @RC7,

You just need to overwrite it, ex:

--font-body-weight: {{ settings.type_body_font.weight }};
=>
--font-body-weight: 500;

Hope it is clear to you.

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RC7
Excursionist
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Thanks. Yeah, I tried that meanwhile and unfortunately it didn't solve the issue.
It did change the weight if I put 550 for example but it became very heavy abruptly. I also tried less. Seems like there's no way of doing this precisely like that.
I now raised this with Shopify support.

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@RC7 

The font weight varies from font to font. They are between 100 to 900 and always a multiple of 100. (100, 200, 300, ..., 900). (source).

Some fonts will have the 300 and 500, others 300, 400, 500, 600, others just one of them, etc. 
Your control of the font's weight is limited to what is available with the specific font you are using.

Kind regards,
Diego

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RC7
Excursionist
18 1 2

Thanks.

Actually, I now figured out that the issue is probably not the font weight but the letter spacing. It's very excessive compared to how the same font looks in Debut. Do you know where I can adjust it?

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@RC7 

I'd need to see the website.

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