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I was installing and testing new fonts in my macOS for use in Visual Studio Code. After I was finished with that, I noticed the font has changed in Stack Overflow code blocks to one I do not prefer.

As far as I can tell from We are switching to system fonts on May 10, 2021 installing, new fonts should not have changed what is on Stack Overflow. I am using macOS, so it would have been San Francisco Mono (SF Mono) before and after I installed the new fonts, but it is not that.

Here is a picture of what I see

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The zero is dotted, but in SF Mono the zeros are slashed.

I have AverageMono installed as my Chrome monospace font, which is not the Stack Overflow code font either, since its zeros are not dotted nor slashed in AverageMono.

I looked at Stack Overflow on other browsers and it's showing the same font, so it does not seem to be a browser-specific issue.

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  • If it is possible, could you check the rendered/computed font-family from the Developer Tools? On Windows+Chrome, it's listing: ui-monospace, "Cascadia Mono", "Segoe UI Mono", "Liberation Mono", Menlo, Monaco, Consolas, monospace, which according to this article, it should be prioritizing "SF Mono" already. Mar 18, 2022 at 4:57
  • I have MacOS but I right clicked -> inspect element and in the styles tab, I typed "ui-monospace" in the filters box. I found --ff-mono: ui-monospace,"Cascadia Mono","Segoe UI Mono","Liberation Mono",Menlo,Monaco,Consolas,monospace;. Is this what was needed, or something else? Mar 18, 2022 at 6:13

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