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Why does XenForo have such a, uhm, conservative default font?

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by Cthulhux, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. Cthulhux

    Cthulhux Member

    Sorry if this question has already been asked a couple of times, I couldn't find an answer when searching though (there are many questions on how to change it though).

    I perfectly understand the advantages of serif fonts, but why not a more modern one?
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  2. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    Why does the default font matter? It can be easily changed to suit your needs. Besides, some people like serif fonts.
  3. Cthulhux

    Cthulhux Member

    It doesn't, I was just wondering. It looks lost in a modern theme.
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  5. Cthulhux

    Cthulhux Member

    Pleasurable, well, your mileage may vary.

    But thanks for the answer. :)
  6. D.O.A.

    D.O.A. Well-Known Member

    Each to their own on that one, I find this one of the better reading fonts, I don't care if it matches the curtains
  7. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    If you don't like Georgia, you can easily fix it using the add-on Stylish for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.

    @-moz-document domain("xenforo.com") {
    * { font-family: 'Trebuchet MS' !important; }
    Change the font family to whatever you want, but just a note, I still haven't figured out how to make it affect the text when typing a response in the editor, as that's still Georgia.
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  8. Cthulhux

    Cthulhux Member

    I don't even have Georgia installed AFAIK. ;)

    Thanks though!
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  9. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

    What would be your preference?
  10. Cthulhux

    Cthulhux Member

    In serif, you mean?

    Afta Serif or something similarly nice for texts, probably; Vollkorn for headers. :)

    But probably I wouldn't even use serif fonts. There are quite a lot of good-looking sans-serif fonts which don't slow you down while reading.
  11. Moshe1010

    Moshe1010 Well-Known Member

    11pt is way too small if you're using high resolution displays (MacBook Pro Retina for example).
    I can't read anything on this website without zooming in at least 10%, preferably 25%.
    It's true for desktops as well, that use 1920X1200 for example.
  12. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    Easily fixable, again, for your own personal tastes with Stylish. Just add font-size: 12pt !important; after the semi colon in the code below, changing 12pt to whatever you want.

  13. Moshe1010

    Moshe1010 Well-Known Member

    I don't run an English based forum, so my font is completely different (and thus its size since it varies b/w fonts).
    I was referring to XenForo.com
  14. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    I can read it fine at that resolution. And that's with anti-aliasing on anti-aliasing on anti-aliasing with a touch of gaussian blur aka short sighted.

    I'm not sure how small it becomes on 4k resolutions but with the resolution you mentioned the font is more than readable.
  15. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    I was talking about XenForo because that's what the thread's about, hence the title: "Why does XenForo have such a, uhm, conservative default font?"

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