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June 3, 2020 at 6:12 am #1312446Sonja
I am thinking to switch to system stack instead of local fonts, that i have right now.
In the booking, com post (https://booking.design/implementing-system-fonts-on-booking-com-a-lesson-learned-bdc984df627f) about their switch to system fonts, the write:
don’t use -apple-system at the head of a shorthand font declaration
What does generatepress use, when switch to system stack? I think it is also -apple-system. So does that mean, that i get the same problems like booking.con if switch to system stacks?June 3, 2020 at 6:38 am #1312484DavidStaffCustomer Support
that issue only occurs if the shorthand CSS is used ie.
GP declares the font family using the full property ie.
Which to the very best of my knowledge does not effect IE ( or Edge )June 3, 2020 at 6:58 am #1312511Sonja
OK, thanks. Now I have a child theme with the local fonts. Also because i have fontawesome from the shortcode ultimate plugin local.
Is it right, to just switch in the customizer to system stack? Or do i also have to switch from child theme to normal GPP?June 3, 2020 at 7:01 am #1312517DavidStaffCustomer SupportJune 3, 2020 at 7:07 am #1312525Sonja
ok, thanks.June 3, 2020 at 12:26 pm #1313119DavidStaffCustomer SupportJune 13, 2020 at 9:52 am #1326590Sonja
I have another question regarding this topic:
If System Stack is so good and fast, why it is not more used by websites.
I have some concerns to use it, because i am afraid, that on some peoples devices, the website looks in some way ugly. And i can not control how it looks on other devices.
So what is you opinion about this. Should we use it on all our sites, or not? Are there any problems we can exppect? Or is it absolutely safe to use?June 13, 2020 at 4:20 pm #1326830TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
The system font on most modern devices is just fine, it won’t look super ugly.
However, if you want consistency and a certain style, you’re better off going with a set local font so you know everyone is getting the same style.
A good local font really shouldn’t hurt your site speed badly, but it will always be slower than a system font, as the browser has to download something vs use something that’s already there.June 21, 2020 at 4:15 am #1336114Shrawan
Hi, I have a follow-up question here – is there an issue with legality when using System Stack Font Family? I mean, given we don’t specify which exact font is to be used (like calling Google Fonts), would there be a problem given the user’s system, depending on the operating system or browser displays the font of its choice (which we have no control over) and some fonts don’t offer licenses for use on web? Just wish to get your thoughts on this before activating it.June 21, 2020 at 10:52 am #1336537TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
I’m not an expert on these things, but I don’t think it’s an issue as you’re not actually embedding or uploading anything to your website. If you were to host these fonts, it may be an issue, but in this case, you’re simply telling the website to use the font that’s already located on the user’s computer. You’re not redistributing anything.
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