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Do we need less ambiguous question fonts? [duplicate]

While reading through various questions, I noticed that while in code, tags (e.g., iIl1) are pretty easy to distinguish; in the standard font for questions, they are not (YMMV, but for all ...
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Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

This is an unofficial list/changelog of new features and various changes to Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network. It is maintained by the community, while a Stack Exchange employee changes ...
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Ch-ch-ch-changes: Left nav, responsive design, & themes

Thanks everyone for your feedback. The team has responded to feedback in the post Left nav, responsive design, and theming next steps . Check it out. Ch-ch-ch-changes are coming. As you've ...
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What should we be looking to change and what is inviolable?

Updated note (with the original post still below the line)- Thank you, very much, for the time you've spent answering these questions. I learned a ton. In fact, as I've hinted below, I'd like to do ...
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New post formatting

Timeline Date What was changed? Sep 23, 2020 It took me longer than I wanted, but I’ve got some updates for you on our s-prose component. You can see the pull request with my thinking over at our ...
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Please revert the line-height change!

Just checking how many people feel similar. At least for me, the increased space between lines makes it a nightmare to read. My eyes lack guidance and just feel somehow lost with so much white space. ...
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Deprecating our mobile views

Update 2 On March 2, 2022 we removed the Mobile button from the footer. This means the mobile views are removed entirely from Stack Overflow. Last week, we also removed the Disable Responsiveness ...
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Stack Exchange is failing its community

I guess this is very much an intervention. There's a few policies in the pipeline - here's one, and there's another one that's not been officially announced that a good many moderators are opposed to. ...
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Some improvements to blockquotes

Update Sorry for the delay! I’ve been thinking about this feedback in between my other projects, and I’ve landed where I’ve started 😕 I’ve made sure to continue highlighting spoilers in gray. The ...
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What's the font used in code blocks?

I quite like the look of the font used in the code blocks that appear on Stack Overflow. What, dear listener, is the font face used for such?
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Please revert the quote background from white to yellow

At some point during the day, quoted background, in I assume CSS, has been switched from yellow to white. This is harder to find within an existing text, since the background color is the same for the ...
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Which Stack Exchange sites use MathJax?

As the title says, I could use an exhaustive list of all Stack Exchange sites that use MathJax. If the list included any site-specific customizations made to the MathJax configuration on each site, ...
Ilmari Karonen's user avatar
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Request for a possibility to adjust the spacing between lines

Update: The line-height in code blocks is almost back to what it was before (it was 1.3 but is now 1.30769231) and the spacing between lines in regular text is now at 1.5 (it was 1.3 before the change)...
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Name of the font used for code snippets on Stack Overflow [duplicate]

Which font is used on Stack Overflow for code snippets? Example: var $div = $("#preloader"); $.each($.imgNames, function (i, val) { $("<img />").attr("src", $....
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Fonts and the new Q&A theming

When we first announced the plan for our new theming (see post for the gory details) we hadn't fully thought through the implications around fonts. The community kindly pointed out this failure in ...
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Why do some parts of the standard theme use different fonts than the rest of the site?

We've been asked why different parts of the responsive design site theme have noticably different fonts on some sites: As you can see, the logo and the question titles are in a serif font and ...
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Moderator diamond is too large relative to other text on Android

This is very painful to look at. We understand appearances are everything, but there's no need to exaggerate. Could you please bring them back down to regular size? It also throws off the formatting ...
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Add the font changes as options in our preferences

Recently, SE switched to system fonts which, for many users, has caused a design problem that affects the readability and accessibility. The new fonts seem to complement only certain browsers and ...
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Bottom of badges is cut off in communities list on hover

It seems the bottom of badges are cut off in the communities list of the user profile when you hover over it. See the screenshot There have been a few posts similar to this years ago, but this was ...
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Change font style Markdown

Is there a way to change the font family on Markdown? Specifically, for the code and regular text. I've seen this feature in Markdown editors and viewers, but I'm not sure if it can be exported.
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Ransom-note problems with IPA and Greek under new font stacks

When you stitch together letters from multiple typefaces, your text begins to resemble a ransom note that pastes together cut-outs from different newspapers and magazines:                             ...
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Is the "Segoe UI" font reverted on Windows OS?

Until yesterday I saw that the "Segoe UI" font was used on Meta Stack Exchange due to the recent font change: We are switching to system fonts on May 10, 2021. But now I can see "Arial&...
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Descenders are clipped with new fonts

With the new font change today, descenders are clipped in edit boxes in Chrome, Windows 10. The letters I've typed into the search and title boxes are are g and q (in that order), which look nearly ...
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Why did the SE team unfeature the recent announcement about font changes?

I noticed that this post about the change of fonts was once featured in Meta, but now, it seems that it is no longer featured. How long do Meta posts stay featured? I'm not asking about the technical ...
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Unchanging font size, leading, and measure are incompatible with dynamics of responsive design

The new Responsive-Design theme doesn’t work for small viewports — nor for very large ones either! In the new, would-be “responsive” design, the actual font size used does not vary as a function of ...
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The Stack Overflow front page is hard to read now (too little contrast)

For some reason, the front page of Stack Overflow is difficult to read now. There is much less contrast between the text and the white background, which requires that I really concentrate to read the ...
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How can I change the fonts of the code snippets in Stack Overflow back to Consolas?

I've installed the Windows Terminal from Microsoft Store and, together with it, the Cascadia Code font family (mono and code) in my system, but I don't use them. Since then, the snippets on Stack ...
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Code blocks and markup font looks bolder because of Cascadia Mono - is this intentional?

I'm not sure if it's related to the system font change: On the last few days, the font in code blocks and markups (as in the window where I'm writing this question) became bolder on my home PC (left ...
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Vote count minus signs not readable in Segoe UI

The recent UI update which changed Stack Overflow's fonts to system defaults makes negative vote counts very hard to read on Microsoft Windows (in its Segoe UI font): How could Microsoft chose such a ...
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When implementing a major design / workflow change, offer an opt-in beta testing option before release

As we've seen recently with both the updated user profile and homepage designs, it's difficult sometimes to gauge the impact that this will have on users' experience just from screenshots or a video ...
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Where would I start with creating a custom stylesheet for SE?

I'm currently using this excellent solution from the thread on the new themes with some changes, alternating with the new theme - they both have advantages and disadvantages I've got specific needs ...
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Unicode combining character not combining correctly across multiple browsers on macOS

The Russian language sometimes uses stress marks above its vowels. These stress marks should appear over the centre of a letter they are marking. When I type a Russian character with a stress mark, ...
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The code used in code blocks for Stack Overflow has changed after I installed some new fonts on my system. How can I change it back?

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. ...
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Tag name overflow on "top tags" section of user profile if tag name is long

On the user profile page in the «Top tags» section there is a block for each tag, which contains: Tag name Score Number of posts If tag name is long, then the tag name may overflow, and parts (2) ...
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Are fonts going to be fixed? [duplicate]

There is some weird silence since the announcement of the font change. There are 30% of unhappy users, who downvoted the announcement. Isn't it enough to act? Will there be any kind of reaction to my ...
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Vertical aligment issues with new "system" fonts, particularly in tags

I'm noticing (small but annoying) issues in the vertical aligment of texts inside tag boxes, since the switch to the new system fonts. I'm using Chrome 90.0.4430.212 with Windows 10. In this example, ...
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Opening user profile from responses-answer tab leads to momentary error message

Opening user profile from responses-answer tab leads to momentary error message with text: Error occured while opening post body Same for "revisions" tab and "all" tab if current item is ...
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Has there been a recent font change? [duplicate]

I just noticed that the font looks completely different in two places: In code blocks and inline code. In the editor (old and new). Maybe it's just me but this font sort of looks "funny". ...
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