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Opened 11 months ago

Closed 6 weeks ago

#38065 closed enhancement (worksforme)

Blurry backend (system)font

Reported by: ageibert Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.6
Component: Administration Keywords: needs-testing
Focuses: ui, accessibility Cc:

Description

Since 4.6 system fonts are used for the backend.
For mac this is

font-family: -apple-system,BlinkMacSystemFont,"Segoe UI",Roboto,Oxygen-Sans,Ubuntu,Cantarell,"Helvetica Neue",sans-serif;

This font results in:

  • extremely blurry headlines
  • nearly not noticeable "<strong>" formatting

Blurry headlines are e.g. <h2>

Nearly not noticeable "<strong>" formatting can be seen on the plugins list, where you can't differentiate between active and deacativated plugins anymore.

See example attachments

Attachments (5)

blurry-headlines.png (17.7 KB) - added by ageibert 11 months ago.
Blurry headlines, not noticeable "strong" formatting (see word "keine")
verdana-not-blurry.png (6.4 KB) - added by ageibert 11 months ago.
Compare Verdana font which is not blurry (first headline)
blurry-buttons.png (5.6 KB) - added by ageibert 11 months ago.
Blurry button texts
plugins.png (7.9 KB) - added by ageibert 11 months ago.
Hard to see active/deactivated plugins because of "strong" formatting not noticeable on active plugins
firefox-font-rendering.png (19.4 KB) - added by ageibert 11 months ago.
Firefox system font rendering. Also blurry and hard to notice "strong" formatting

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Change History (14)

@ageibert
11 months ago

Blurry headlines, not noticeable "strong" formatting (see word "keine")

@ageibert
11 months ago

Compare Verdana font which is not blurry (first headline)

@ageibert
11 months ago

Blurry button texts

#1 @swissspidy
11 months ago

Hey there,

Which browser on which operating system are you using and which versions of them?

@ageibert
11 months ago

Hard to see active/deactivated plugins because of "strong" formatting not noticeable on active plugins

#2 @ageibert
11 months ago

Operating System: Mac OS X 10.9
Browser used: Google Chrome Version 53.0.2785.113 (64-bit)

In Firefox 48.0.2 it's a bit better, but still very blurry and hard to notice "strong" formattings.

Last edited 11 months ago by ageibert (previous) (diff)

@ageibert
11 months ago

Firefox system font rendering. Also blurry and hard to notice "strong" formatting

#3 @SergeyBiryukov
11 months ago

  • Component changed from Formatting to Administration

#4 @afercia
11 months ago

For comparison, this is how the word "keine" looks like here, Macbook retina, OS X 10.11.6, Chrome 53.

https://cldup.com/dnz-udatFe.png

#5 follow-up: @ageibert
11 months ago

I see: On a retina display the (headline) font renders crystal clear.

The emphasized (strong) word "keine" is also better readable. But it could be even better i think.

How do the active/deactivated Plugins look like on the retina display?

Maybe this topic is only a non retina problem.

Last edited 11 months ago by ageibert (previous) (diff)

#6 in reply to: ↑ 5 @afercia
11 months ago

Replying to ageibert:

Maybe this topic is only a non retina problem.

Not sure, needs some screenshots from other non-retina to double check :) looks like in your screenshots the normal font weight is a bit "heavier", not sure why.

#7 @afercia
11 months ago

  • Keywords needs-testing added
  • Version changed from 4.6.1 to 4.6

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #accessibility by afercia. View the logs.


6 weeks ago

#9 @afercia
6 weeks ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from new to closed

Closing as seems this affects a very few environments. Discussion can continue also on closed tickets. Please do feel free to reopen if still relevant.

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