Font Issue in Ubuntu
|Reported by:||jick||Owned by:||nacin|
I just noticed something about the font in WordPress. It looks a bit off to me. It was fine-looking before. I seem to have tracked the issue down to the default font WordPress uses in the back-end. I did some searching and it looks like the main font it uses is Lucida Grande. I think I just now noticed it because I was playing with some new programs in Ubuntu and one of them installed some new fonts. I'm guessing that I never had Lucida Grande before that program installed it. So, I guess my browser was using the next possible font in the font-family declaration which is Verdana. But, now that I have Lucida Grande it is using that. So I assume that is why I noticed the change suddenly. But, however it happened is irrelevant to the point of this ticket.
The point is: The WordPress back-end was looking pretty slick before but now it just seems, well, off. Have a look at the screenshot I'm attaching. It will show you what I'm seeing. Ugly in my opinion. I think the whole interface looked much better with a font like Verdana. I can't even tell you for sure why I don't like the Lucida Grande. Something about it just doesn't feel right... It could just be me and/or my setup I suppose but I don't know. I guess my overall feeling is just that the font doesn't seem to fit in with the rest of the interface. It sticks out like a sore thumb in my opinion.
So my question is, can anything be done about this? Could we maybe use a different default font for the back-end? Or is this how it is supposed to be? Some details of why that particular font was used would be nice at the very least.
Change History (44)
- Resolution invalid deleted
- Status changed from closed to reopened
comment:19 janeforshort — 5 years ago
- Severity changed from normal to minor
- Type changed from defect (bug) to enhancement
- Keywords needs-patch added; dev-feedback removed
- Milestone changed from 2.8 to Future Release
comment:21 iammattthomas — 4 years ago
- Owner changed from iammattthomas to janeforshort
- Status changed from new to assigned
comment:36 JohnONolan — 3 years ago
- Milestone changed from 3.1 to Future Release
- Priority changed from normal to low