https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=59983

--- Comment #3 from Runa Bhattacharjee <run...@gmail.com> ---
(In reply to comment #2)

> First, it is not always clear what is being requested. 

> Second, you did not anticipate the performance impact of loading web fonts,
> and
> thus could not have represented it fairly to the community. The requests from
> the community were thus made in ignorance of the trade-offs involved.

> Third, with all due respect to the autonomy of, say, the Arabic Wikipedia, I
> do
> not think that they can decide how Arabic font should be rendered in articles
> on the French Wikipedia. In fact I would imagine that the requestors would be
> surprised to discover that their request was used to underwrite this
> decision.

The first point is always a risk and it often takes endless back and forth
communication and evaluations to come to some understanding. You would already
know this. The languages other than the one for which the performance impact
was already analysed, i.e. languages with open requests for fonts, we are going
to rely heavily on the guidelines that Santhosh has been putting together:

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Universal_Language_Selector/WebFonts#Selection_of_fonts

> The Noto font family could be used on each wiki to provide support for all
> languages which are not the primary content language.

This means the Noto fonts would also have to be evaluated similarly. If you
think we could address things beyond the items in the previous link, you could
suggest them directly on the page. It would be of immense help to add more
perspectives. Thanks.

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