Provide for multiple fonts
Recently the ability to choose fonts was removed. See https://forum.mattermost.org/t/removing-font-setting/3367. Now there is only one font, and it renders poorly for me (insufficient weight/contrast) on smaller high DPI displays. This makes the GUI very hard to use. Please provide a way to select among a set of fonts, or ideally specify my own.
Frankly the justification for removing the feature was weak. Let the user decide if the load time or other trade offs are worth the better rendering.
I'm surprised that the Mattermost team has never decided to get this feature back in their roadmap after removing it years ago. It's an extremely useful accessibility feature! Please give users the ability to customize this.
I agree: when trying to integrate Mattermost with desktop /OS fonts it is stupid to have one app which does not comply with the overall font type. Much to learn here Mattermost developers: don't remove font size and style without any reason please. You may find we revert to Slack!!!
Dan Shields commented
Strongly in favor of this being added back, would greatly improve UX as an option for me
However, offering a variety of fonts:
1. Has a negative impact on our first page load time
2. Creates issues as some fonts don’t work well with all the languages we support
As mentioned, the reasoning is weak:
1. Allow me to eat the slower load time, if I so choose, as a trade-off for a better font.
2. Font versatility would allow users to pick fonts that _better_ suit their locale. Fair enough to lock down the UI components' fonts, but the main reader window should be customizable.
Wayne Walker commented
The better font is definitely worth it.
lI| 0O ambiguous fonts are terrible on programmers, operations folks and devops.