https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=63512

--- Comment #28 from Erwin Dokter <er...@darcoury.nl> ---
(In reply to Bawolff (Brian Wolff) from comment #27)
> 
> Sorry to hijack this, but given the very issue was discussed a month and a
> half ago (
> http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikitech-l/2014-February/074478.html ),
> how did that end up being an oversight?

Because it was quite deliberately ignored. Reading up on past discussion, I
also found [1], where TheDJ was echoing my exact thoughts as I do now. Mobile
is also not comparable to desktop systems, as mobile fonts are usually very
limited and easily overridden by the devices for non-latin scripts.

Steven's response was that Wikipedia needed to be more inline with other world
class sites with their flashy typography. But he does not realize that sites
like Microsoft, Yahoo and Google/Gmail have well-funded local web staffs and an
infrastructure that *does* serve specific- and well-researched font stacks
based on the user's language, and potentially OS; something that Wikipedia's
current indrastructure is incapable of doing.

So I will stress again that this should be classified as an per-project issue,
not a global one; One universal font stack for the entire world is an illusion.

[1] http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikitech-l/2014-February/074519.html

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