MDN’s new design has poor support for Chinese characters

RESOLVED FIXED

Status

developer.mozilla.org
Design
RESOLVED FIXED
a year ago
11 months ago

People

(Reporter: yxu, Unassigned)

Tracking

(Blocks: 1 bug, {in-triage})

Details

(Whiteboard: [specification][type:change])

Attachments

(1 attachment)

(Reporter)

Description

a year ago
What feature should be changed? Please provide the URL of the feature if possible.
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In the MDN's homepage and the title part of the Docs use bold Zilla font, which isn't cover CJK characters. As a result, users of these countries(china/taiwan, japan, korea) will fall back to the system font. Simplified and traditional Chinese will fall back to the SimSun. SimSun doesn't have high font weight. So in the title part, Chinese and English parts are very different.

What problems would this solve?
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It is recommended to use a font with a higher font weight for Chinese characters display.

Who would use this?
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People in China and Taiwan.

What would users see?
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Not good looking of the title part because of the differece between Chinese and English.

What would users do? What would happen as a result?
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Reduce the visit to the site, because the font display is very influential reading.

Is there anything else we should know?
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(Reporter)

Comment 1

a year ago
Created attachment 8884229 [details]
MDN's homepage in zh-TW
Depends on: 1379288
Thanks yxu, we're working on a fix to serve better fonts to locales.
Keywords: in-triage
We've removed Zilla from zh-TW and implemented the same font fallbacks that mozilla.org uses.

Thanks for being a beta tester.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 11 months ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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