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The question title font has changed. It is no longer Trebuchet MS but is now Helvetica. Is this normal, or is there a problem?

Edit (11/22/2011): The font was reverted to Trebuchet MS. Why was the font changed to begin with?

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This may be related to the new user pages: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/112151/… –  DragonLord the Fiery Nov 15 '11 at 3:28
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Helvetica is a problem? At least it's not Arial. –  Ben Brocka Nov 15 '11 at 3:33
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Awww; I preferred it before! –  Lightness Races in Orbit Nov 15 '11 at 13:32
    
@BenBrocka: At least it's not Comic Sans! –  Time Traveling Bobby Nov 15 '11 at 13:48
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@Asylum Yeah, that'd look slick! Put the Meta StackOverflow logo in papyrus...that design will really pop! –  Ben Brocka Nov 15 '11 at 14:08
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Shoot, the site is now mixing Helvetica and Arial. Not sure if I can stay in good conscience. –  Josh Lee Nov 15 '11 at 15:39
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The change is driving me crazy –  Factor Mystic Nov 15 '11 at 17:56
    
Why is this "not constructive"? –  DragonLord the Fiery Nov 19 '11 at 18:23
    
Trebuchet is back now? –  John Flatness Nov 22 '11 at 23:27
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Dang it, I liked the new font. –  NullUserException อ_อ Nov 23 '11 at 4:25
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@waffles — So what's the reason for changing it again? –  slhck Nov 23 '11 at 13:11

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Close. It appears to be 'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif (Arial is a fallback)

Freehand Circled CSS

Apparently badp thinks it changed also

(I'm sure there's a way to tell if it changed. Besides asking Jin, of course)

I did find a way to find out besides asking Jin... I asked Tim Stone :-D According to him,

h1{font-family:Trebuchet MS,Liberation Sans,DejaVu Sans,sans-serif;font-weight:bold;font-size:170%;margin-bottom:7px;}

Was the old h1 definition

I still am not sure why it matters, though... :-)

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Don't be afraid to ask Jin. :) –  Bill the Lizard Nov 15 '11 at 3:41
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It matters because some of us get used to things like fonts! Typography is a big deal in UI. –  Lightness Races in Orbit Nov 16 '11 at 13:10

There doesn't appear to be anything mentioned specifically in the Recent Changes list...but really, little things change regularly...

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Looks deliberate from the stylesheets, and it affects a few other areas too.

If you don't like it and you're running Firefox, add this to your userContent.css:

@-moz-document domain(stackoverflow.com) {
   h1, h2, h3 a.question-hyperlink, input[type=button], input[type=submit] {
      font-family: "Trebuchet MS" !important;
   }
}
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