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Questions tagged [fonts]

For questions having to do with the font families, styles, sizes, etc that SE uses on its websites.

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Rendering bugs with smart quotes in default font stacks

SUMMARY: The default font stacks using the old 1990s Microsoft fonts don’t work well because of collisions with smart quotes. Those font stacks all need adjusting, and quite possibly should be served ...
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Bring back site-specific fonts to the new design

For example, English Language & Usage's updated site theme is ready for testing! is perceived badly, where one of the reasons were the old design looking old-fashioned, including the Serif ...
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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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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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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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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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Please bring back monospace fonts for the Markdown editor [duplicate]

When editing a question or answer (on multiple websites, including Stack Overflow, Code Review, and Database Administrators), the Markdown editor uses proportional fonts. This is extremely annoying ...
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Italic not shown in off-topic reasons on closed/on-hold banner on mobile

I saw a question on Electrical Engineering closed on my laptop: Later I switched to my Android phone and checked the same question on the browser: Hmmm, the italic on words use and design is ...
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Undisplayed characters on title on Android app

This question on Math.SE has a title: Prove that the particular function $𝑥^3 +𝑒^𝑥$, is continuous at 𝑥 = −1. and some of the characters are not displayed properly. App Version: 1.0.95 Device ...
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Copying and pasting reduces the text size

Copying and pasting some text in the question body reduces the text size in editor. Preview doesn’t show any difference. App Version: 1.7.0.1 Device: Unknown (iPad7,3) OS Version: Version 11.0 (...
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How to change all fonts on Stack Exchange sites?

I'm not asking SE to change its fonts. I think people are misreading my post. I just want help on changing fonts on my own PC because I always customise things I use a lot; my car, my phones, my PC ...
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Can we use the native font instead of Arial for Stack Exchange sites?

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: ...
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Some characters not rendering in code blocks

I have noticed on the mobile site that many characters do not render in code blocks. For example: In a code block: Copied out of a code block: From here
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Please consider Linux users when designing templates with the Georgia font

Rationale When considering the so-called "web safe fonts", Georgia is one of the most distinctive typefaces out there. This means that it cannot be easily dealt-with with a generic serif fallback ...
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Arial in front of font stack?

The current font stack on the SO main page is Arial, 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, sans-serif. I'm confused why anyone would put Arial in front? Arial is generally considered poorly readable, and ...
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What font is used in this Stack Overflow Careers ad?

I know Stack Overflow logo is using FF DIN. Now, what font is the word "Work on work you love. From home." in the below Careers ad?
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I'm rnevius (not mevius): A font kerning issue with usernames

My username is rnevius (r n e v i u s). However, on ~20% of the @replies I get, I am incorrectly referred to as mevius (m e v i u s). Example: You can even see this issue by looking at my username ...
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Name and reputation in the question list could use some spacing [duplicate]

The space between the name of the user and its reputation could use a little bit more. It seems to be less than the other text in there. Can my name have a little space please?
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Improve Feed readability

Since the latest update the android app's feed font changed. While the kerning is better and I personally like the lightweight L&F, I can see it becoming a problem on contrast-weak screens and for ...
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Would adding one font colour help?

An excessive palette of colours distracts, as per this answer. However, what of adding simply one more colour? 1 key reason: Suppose you're quoting a long text that already uses bolds and italics. ...
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How to write text in small font [duplicate]

I remember seeing some questions and answers in which some text was written in small fonts, but, I haven't found a matching tag in the whitelisted HTML tags. How did they do this?
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Fonts while viewing Stack Overflow appear strange in Google Chrome on Mac [closed]

The fonts looked great until this morning, when the font lost its bold style as you can see in the pictures. It used to be bold and now it is tiny, and plus, all code blocks in the pages looks ...
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Browser font settings not honoured on SE sites

Recently, it seems that Stack Exchange sites have stopped honouring my browser font settings. I use Firefox 33.0.2 on Linux, and have always chosen to disable the "Allow pages to choose their own ...
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Fonts on StackExchange websites looking ugly after installing Helvectica on PC [closed]

I installed Helvetica fonts on my PC and now all Stackexchange websites look ugly! Before them links at the top use to look very smooth and sharp! I still need Helvetica for my design work, so do ...
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What's the font used in Meta Stack Exchange logo?

The font used in Meta Stack Exchange exists or it was made specially for the site? If it exists, what's the font name? Thanks. Here's the logo itself:
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Monospaced question/answer editor on mobile

The iOS and Android apps, as well as the mobile website, use a text area with a proportional-width font for the question/answer editor. Please make them use fixed-width fonts, especially on ...
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Do we need less ambiguous question fonts?

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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Why is the mod diamond red for question titles in the iOS app? ♦

I know it must have something to do with fonts but if you look at this question in the iOS app, the diamond ♦ is red. On every other system the diamond shows up the same color as the rest of ...
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Chat has the keming all messed up; it's ruining my unproductivity

Just look at this keming: These are just two small examples. These things are all over the place (consider that 't' is the second most frequent letter in English and 'r' is the ninth most frequent). ...
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Unicode characters breaks close-vote reason text

The close-vote reason for this question (10K+ link) looks like below: The comma should come after the little guy (웃   ). I don't know if Pekka would agree, but it would be nice to see this ...
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Possible issue: Chrome v29 (OS X) currently not showing bold font in post?

Reference Post: Does using an unofficial charger negatively affect overall battery lifetime of a GS4? As of right now (Sep 19, 10:33am EDT) on OS X 10.8.5, Chrome v29.0.1547.65, bold font is not ...
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What font is used in this CAREERS 2.0 advertisement?

I would like to know what font is being used for html code in the careers 2.0 advertisement located on the side of the site.
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Font replacement script for Beta SEs?

I would like to view Beta sites in Deja Vu Sans font instead of Arial, is there a script for switching the font?
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Fonts while viewing stackoverflow appear too small in google chrome

The font on other stack exchange sites including this one looks okay to me but on my ACER netbook (that comes with Windows 7 starter kit) and particularly in chrome browser the fonts are appearing ...
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Can we somehow bring the old score font back? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What’s up with the new CSS? I woke up today, got a shower and headed to my daily morning stacktivities. I opened the page, and noticed, to my horror, that there's something ...
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Did the top level menu font change permanently?

I noticed that Stack Overflow was looking somewhat different today but I couldn't figure out what was going on. Until I compared an already open tab to a newly opened tab. Did the top level menu ...
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Misaligned monospace columns in Firefox

Browsing SO, I often find that my Firefox 15.0.1 on Gentoo Linux will fail to render monospace text exactly as monospace. As I haven't seen letters move when syntax highlighting kicks in, I assume ...
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Where to ask about editing fonts?

I need to ask a question about how to modify an OpenType .otf font to create a subset of the font with limited characters to reduce file size. Where should I ask?
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Stack Overflow Careers' fonts look bad in Chrome

When browsing the Stack Overlflow Careers site, the fonts look really bad in Chrome, while they look good in IE9. The zoom level in Chrome is 100%. Other Stack Exchange sites look good, it's just the ...
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Change chat font from Verdana to Arial [closed]

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Name of the Font used for code snippets on stackoverflow

which font is used on stackoverflow for code snippets? Ex: var $div = $("#preloader"); $.each($.imgNames, function (i, val) { $("<img />").attr("src", $.largePath + val).addClass('...
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Is the text overflow in the favourite questions' section unique to my setup?

It's not an issue, per se, but I noticed in the section of my profile that displays my favourite questions, the text of the number of votes overflows a small amount into the number of answers. I don't ...
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Change website line heights to unitless instead of pixels

When my browser's minimum font size is set to 17px, the StackExchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™ looks like this: If you change the CSS so that it uses line-height: 1.2; instead of line-height: ...
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Why is Helvetica only used sometimes, Arial otherwise?

Helvetica (Neue) is used for h1, h2, h3, input, select, button, and a few other specific elements. Yet for the main font declaration on body, Helvetica is nowhere to be found, only its impostor, Arial....
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Question title font has changed

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 ...
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Font adjustment for certain parts of Stack Overflow

The Consolas font, which the CSS sets as the preferred font for the code blocks on Stack Overflow, looks exceedingly terrible on my machine (it's my favourite font on Windows, but on Linux... blech). ...
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What font is used on the Programmers Stack Exchange site?

I would like to know the name of the body font used in the Programmers Stack Exchange site. I was keen on using it in my blog. PS: Sorry, I do not know if this is the place to ask this, but I felt ...
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Allow selection of font used for code segments

I have several programming fonts installed on my computer and would hate to have to muck about with them to have SO display code segments in my favourite one.
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code font doesn't distinguish 1 and l

Have a look at this sample: val ls = 1 The small l looks like a 1 in other fonts, while not like the 1 in this same font. Some fonts, for example the one used in the textfield where I put the title,...
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What font is used in the SO error page?

This font is quite easy on my eyes... Which is it?