Our company is using the following font family for most of our communications: Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk (can't post a direct link because of lack of rep, but it's accessible through fontsgeek.com)
Since we've upgraded most people to Office 2016 on Mac and PC, we've seen that the font family in it's entirety wasn't working Office 2016 (we had a really, really old version that was downloaded and kept on our servers for more than a decade, from another source than the one previously mentioned). I found the website previously mentioned, which had an updated font on it. Downloaded it on my Mac, and all seemed to work fine. I did a test document with every single font in the family, installed the same fonts on a Windows 10 computer, and opened it up: The fonts don't look the same! Mac seems to "fatten" the font up (or Windows slims it down, whichever one).
And to make sure the font itself is not problematic, I opened two specific fonts (from this family that differ from platform to platform when opened in Word) using Mac's Font Book and Windows' default font viewer in Explorer...and the fonts look exactly the same, at the same size. So it's really a problem with the Office suite not interpreting the fonts properly.
I've taken two screenshots of what the font look like on each OS. Could someone help me figure out why this is happening, and if there is a way to solve it ? Just to make sure we're all on the same page: This is the exact same document (not even a copy), opened on both platforms, at the same time.
Fonts on Word 2016 for Mac:
Fonts on Word 2016 for PC:
Does anyone know why that would happen ?