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First of all, I'm a bit allergic to default fonts like Arial, Times New Roman etc.

You already are aware that, all the Stack Exchange sites (except a few) recently switched to the default fonts:

font-family: Arial,"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,sans-serif;

That's not bad and works everywhere - that's the real cause - I appreciate that.

But the good thing is: recently Github and WordPress switched to the Native Font Family that's nicer to me.

+-----------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| Github    | font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, "Segoe UI", Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, "Apple Color Emoji", "Segoe UI Emoji", "Segoe UI Symbol";
+-----------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| WordPress | font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, "Segoe UI", Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, "Helvetica Neue", sans-serif;
+-----------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

I think it's a community decision that's not that bad to follow.

It may look like I'm proposing something that interests me only — but actually I'm asking for something nicer, soothing and not buggy. I hope I'm clear with my POV.

Can we go with such a native font family?

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  • Will this maybe be more likely to cause all kind of rendering bugs across platforms? Dec 27 '16 at 14:22
  • Is your question should we have it or can we have it? The first is a discussion, the other a feature-request. You might to change your wording or the tag. Dec 27 '16 at 14:23
  • @PatrickHofman I's unsure how to tag it, so I added discussion instead of feature-request, because I thought it'd be the community decision whether to take it as a feature request or leave it. I'm proposing something smart to me, and I hope would be for the community. Dec 28 '16 at 5:14
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You can do this yourself, just add a custom stylesheet (how this works varies per browser) with the following rule:

body {
    font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, "Segoe UI", Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, "Apple Color Emoji", "Segoe UI Emoji", "Segoe UI Symbol" !important;
}
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  • I think the discussion is more interesting than fixing this for a single user. Dec 27 '16 at 14:21
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    Yeah, I know. It's more like a workaround if this [feature-request] gets [status-declined].
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Dec 27 '16 at 14:22
  • It is a discussion. Dec 27 '16 at 14:23
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    I'd argue that it's both.
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Dec 27 '16 at 14:24
  • @Glorfindel is it a kind of joke, I'm afraid!! Dec 28 '16 at 5:15

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