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Opened 4 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#39484 closed defect (bug) (wontfix)

Twenty Seventeen: “Libre Franklin” font not up to date

Reported by: goetzf Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.7
Component: Bundled Theme Keywords:
Focuses: ui Cc:


The latest theme “Twenty Seventeen” uses an outdated version of the font “Libre Franklin”. In particular, it does not incorporate the latest version which fixes some problems with quotation marks in italic text. For instance, the character “ is not rendered correctly in this font when using the Twenty Seventeen theme. See the attached screenshot for text that illustrates the problem.

The latest version of this font is available on Github. It seems that some Webfont providers such as Google Fonts do not provide an up-to-date version of this font yet.

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Screenshot illustrating the problem of incorrect quotation marks

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Change History (4)

4 years ago

Screenshot illustrating the problem of incorrect quotation marks

#1 @dd32
4 years ago

  • Component changed from Themes to Bundled Theme

IMHO we shouldn't switch away from the Google Hosted version; does anyone have a contact with Google to get it updated perhaps?

#2 @melchoyce
4 years ago

Impallari has already submitted the update to Google: https://github.com/WordPress/twentyseventeen/issues/59#issuecomment-260561023

All we can do it wait for them to update it.

#3 @davidakennedy
4 years ago

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

Thanks for the report @goetzf!

All we can do it wait for them to update it.

Agreed. Eventually, it should be updated. But the advantages of using Google Fonts far outweigh having to wait for updates.

Closing this ticket since the update will come through Google Fonts.

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