Reading experience improvements on mobile are live

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Reading experience improvements on mobile are live

Volker E.
Hi all,
last week we've successfully brought the improved font choice to our mobile
skin MinervaNeue onto all wikis.
It helps to provide our users a better reading experience – across
languages, in and beyond latin scripts and a more modern typographic feel
to many of our text-focussed projects, taking advantage of specifically
designed and optimized fonts for every major system.

Technically we're applying an operating system font first stack for running
text (every text element besides main page titles, headings of 2nd order,
blockquotes, code snippets, basically most of every page) on mobile devices
for most popular systems[0].

Thanks to everybody who has helped in the process of this project, Nirzar
Pangarkar for bringing the idea to the table[1],  Jon Robson, Jan Drewniak,
and the rest of Reading Web team for co-researching and supporting the
implementation, Alex Hollender for fine-tuning design parts as well as
documenting pre- and post-change, Brad Jorsch for important reminder of
learnings from the Typography Refresh 2014 and Chris Koerner for
accompanying the communication externally along the way.

You can read more on the details on the project page and at the Phabricator
Please let us know if you have any questions or further feedback, either by
responding to me or on the project's talk page[2].

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Enjoy and best regards,

Senior UX Engineer, Lead User-Interface Standardization
Wikimedia Foundation

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