Last Comment Bug 1038808 - backout the fira mono font
: backout the fira mono font
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
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Product: bugzilla.mozilla.org
Classification: Other
Component: Sandstone/Mozilla Skin (show other bugs)
: Production
: x86 Mac OS X
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Assigned To: Byron Jones ‹:glob›
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Reported: 2014-07-15 10:28 PDT by Byron Jones ‹:glob›
Modified: 2014-07-15 23:00 PDT (History)
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Description User image Byron Jones ‹:glob› 2014-07-15 10:28:39 PDT
following significant negative feedback about the readability of comments with the fira's mono font, we should backout that change (but continue to use fira for the rest of the UI).
Comment 1 User image Byron Jones ‹:glob› 2014-07-15 10:40:42 PDT
To ssh://gitolite3@git.mozilla.org/webtools/bmo/bugzilla.git
   3e8a6b2..ccd31ef  master -> master

readability feedback includes:
- the "r" is too similar to a dot-less "i"
- * and + are too similar
- the kerning is very weird
- i have to increase my font size to 150% to read comments


i'll chase up these issues with the visual design team; i'd love to see fira-mono re-enabled on bmo at some stage.
Comment 2 User image Lukas Blakk [:lsblakk] use ?needinfo 2014-07-15 11:08:49 PDT
Just curious, is there a way to allow users to set their own font instead of system-wide?
Comment 3 User image David Lawrence [:dkl] 2014-07-15 11:13:07 PDT
(In reply to Lukas Blakk [:lsblakk] from comment #2)
> Just curious, is there a way to allow users to set their own font instead of
> system-wide?

Not built in to Bugzilla. There are various Firefox hacks that can be done.

http://superuser.com/questions/527774/replace-fonts-in-firefox-on-only-certain-websites-and-only-certain-fonts

dkl
Comment 4 User image Kohei Yoshino [:kohei] 2014-07-15 12:41:15 PDT
(In reply to Lukas Blakk [:lsblakk] from comment #2)
> Just curious, is there a way to allow users to set their own font instead of
> system-wide?

Added to BzDeck's TODO list! https://github.com/kyoshino/bzdeck/issues/115
Comment 5 User image Byron Jones ‹:glob› 2014-07-15 23:00:28 PDT
(In reply to Lukas Blakk [:lsblakk] from comment #2)
> Just curious, is there a way to allow users to set their own font instead of
> system-wide?

no, but it's possible for us to provide alternative fonts for the skins.

we already do that for dusk, i've filed bug 1039146 for providing an opensans alternative for the mozilla skin.

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