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Leave the Comic Sans font, or some other similarly easier to read/more accessible font as the default.

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So this may not be super widely known but reading text on a screen can be challenging for some, I do fine and don't have any disability with it but that's not the case for us all. There's some browser plugins to change default fonts but that can be buggy and break things on websites and be kind of a pain. It harms no one to use a more eye friendly font and helps those who need a little more help reading online. It may be especially beneficial to our international users whom are not natively accustomed to a 'Romanized font' as their native written language is of Asian or Cyrillic origin.

http://dyslexiahelp.umich.edu/sites/default/files/good_fonts_for_dyslexia_study.pdf

There's plenty of other studies and opinions and articles supporting this position, it's easy to implement on the forum, there's not many negatives to the change, and it could do some good.

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I’d not make it the default. Make it a option for site wide font, sure. personally on my phone I find it harder to read, just trying to read through your post I’m getting eye strain

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The idea that Comic Sans is easier to read for dyslexic people is largely a myth. To the extent CS makes a difference at all (and this is inconclusive), it's because of features it shares with many other fonts, mainly the character spacing, not anything unique or distinctive about CS.

 

https://www.tes.com/magazine/teaching-learning/general/does-comic-sans-really-help-dyslexic-learners

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18 minutes ago, chocolatekarma said:

It's obviously some early April fools prank.

What do you mean? This new font is part of the latest forum update. It's here to stay!

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23 minutes ago, chocolatekarma said:

It's obviously some early April fools prank.

 

4 minutes ago, kirashi said:

What do you mean? This new font is part of the latest forum update. It's here to stay!

ya what do you mean this is definitely permanent and here to stay? /s

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31 minutes ago, chocolatekarma said:

It's obviously some early April fools prank.

It's not a prank. It's an actual update to the forum. The best update there is!

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19 minutes ago, kirashi said:

What do you mean? This new font is part of the latest forum update. It's here to stay!

It's not part of an update,because i logged in after the maintenance work and the font wasn't changed.

The font changed a few hours after the maintenance work.

Probably because of April's fools.

 

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Thank god it's a prank, my friggin eyes hurt 🥺

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22 minutes ago, Vishera said:

It's not part of an update,because i logged in after the maintenance work and the font wasn't changed.

The font changed a few hours after the maintenance work.

Probably because of April's fools.

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The Comic Sans annoyed me so much that i made a Tampermonkey script to remove it...

// ==UserScript==
// @name         Remove Comic Sans
// @namespace    https://linustechtips.com/profile/660021-vishera/
// @version      1.0
// @description  Remove Comic Sans
// @author       Vishera (https://linustechtips.com/profile/660021-vishera/)
// @match        https://linustechtips.com/*
// @icon         https://www.google.com/s2/favicons?sz=64&domain=linustechtips.com
// @grant        none
// ==/UserScript==

(function() {
    'use strict';

    var elems = document.getElementsByTagName("style")[0].innerHTML = " ";
})();

Make sure to change in the settings the "Run at" to:

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Run at: document-body

 

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Posted (edited)

I cannot STAND the Comic Sans font. It makes my eyes bleed. That being said, I use Mozilla and it has a setting for "default font", apparently only works if none is specified by the site though.

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2 minutes ago, An0maly_76 said:

I cannot STAND the Comic Sans font. It makes my eyes bleed.

Install Tampermonkey > Install my script > Profit

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Being dyslexic myself I see this update as an absolute win.

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Even though the font is probably just for April fools, i'd love it if it would stay as an option tbh. Not just for dyslexic people but because some people simply might just like it. Maybe even include more fonts? Idk how realistic that is and how much work it is though.

 

I know it's a meme to hat Comic Sans, but i personally like it more than the sterile Arial look.

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Needs to DIAF.  But yeah, the fact that there is no default font, font size, etc--that each user can choose.....is irksome.

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6 hours ago, IPD said:

Needs to DIAF.  But yeah, the fact that there is no default font, font size, etc--that each user can choose.....is irksome.

I can modify my script to change the font 😄

 

This script will change the font to Felix Titling - Which is a classical Latin font:

// ==UserScript==
// @name         Classical Latin font
// @namespace    https://linustechtips.com/profile/660021-vishera/
// @version      1.0
// @description  Classical Latin font
// @author       Vishera (https://linustechtips.com/profile/660021-vishera/)
// @match        https://linustechtips.com/*
// @icon         https://www.google.com/s2/favicons?sz=64&domain=linustechtips.com
// @grant        none
// ==/UserScript==

(function() {
    'use strict';

    var elems = document.getElementsByTagName("style")[0].innerHTML = "@import url('https://fonts.cdnfonts.com/css/felix-titling'); *:not(i) {font-family: 'Felix Titling', sans-serif !important;} ";
})();

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3 minutes ago, Vishera said:

I can modify my script to change the font 😄

 

This script will change the font to Felix Titling - Which is a classical Latin font:

// ==UserScript==
// @name         Classical Latin font
// @namespace    https://linustechtips.com/profile/660021-vishera/
// @version      1.0
// @description  Classical Latin font
// @author       Vishera (https://linustechtips.com/profile/660021-vishera/)
// @match        https://linustechtips.com/*
// @icon         https://www.google.com/s2/favicons?sz=64&domain=linustechtips.com
// @grant        none
// ==/UserScript==

(function() {
    'use strict';

    var elems = document.getElementsByTagName("style")[0].innerHTML = "@import url('https://fonts.cdnfonts.com/css/felix-titling'); *:not(i) {font-family: 'Felix Titling', sans-serif !important;} ";
})();

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I never knew I needed this until now. Mods/Forum staff, make this an option please.

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Can be something like Helvetica or Verdana except Verdana is just actually larger so that might break formatting for some things. It would be nice to have an option in our user settings to make the forums in a default font and size rather than relying on plugins and add-ons. Making things more accessible from the back end is usually the better way to do it, yeah?

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1 hour ago, Bitter said:

Can be something like Helvetica or Verdana except Verdana is just actually larger so that might break formatting for some things. It would be nice to have an option in our user settings to make the forums in a default font and size rather than relying on plugins and add-ons. Making things more accessible from the back end is usually the better way to do it, yeah?

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Gotta say I unironically like this temporary change to Comic Sans and it would be nice to have this as a alternative font option on this site. (Yes, Firefox and other browsers let you change the font but it'd just be nice to have a better way to do it.)

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3 hours ago, AluminiumTech said:

Gotta say I unironically like this temporary change to Comic Sans and it would be nice to have this as a alternative font option on this site. (Yes, Firefox and other browsers let you change the font but it'd just be nice to have a better way to do it.)

I gave up and did this with firefox.  I'll probably have to remember to change it back eventually to "un-break" other webpages.

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Well, someone beat me to post this.

 

Anyway, maybe we can like adjust our default font through our setting, so we can just pick the font we're most fond of. I actually like Times New Roman and Comic San MS and to some extent, Courier New, but well, Courier New I would like to keep it as a command prompt.

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