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Billinghurst (talkcontribs)

Is there a simple list of the available fonts, with links to examples, that can be utilised across the WMF wikis? About the only place that I can find anything that resembles a list is at the git repository, and such a list is hidden away, and not particular user friendly. Is such a list possible, and if it more relates to WMF only, should that then be placed at meta, or is it a subpage from the main namespace page, if more generic? Thanks.

Santhosh.thottingal (talkcontribs)

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Universal_Language_Selector/WebFonts#Selection_of_fonts has a list of languages and default fonts. But there are more fonts than this that are not mapped to any language because they are special fonts to be applied outside the user preferences. Example: Unifraktur is supposed to be applied to a cetain section of wikisource content irrespective of users preference by specifying the font-family style explicitly. And these fonts are not meant for Mediawiki interface fonts. You are right, a list would be nice so that people can choose them and apply wherever relevant. A bit manual effort based on the git repo is needed. Is this something you can help us? Otherwise I will ask my team to consider doing it. thanks!

Billinghurst (talkcontribs)

It was I who raised the WS-related question, and the non-working of the explicit application of the webfonts. Once that issue is resolved, then I can look to assist resolving that component. So the questions that come with that are

  1. Can all the fonts be explicitly user-derived with the expressed methodology?
  2. Do all the fonts fall under this extension?
  3. So would a help page be best here (as a subpage presumably), or at one of the other WMF wikis if there a separate means to add fonts individually per wiki, or for WMF.
  4. Is that directory of the repo the only place that contains the fonts, or non-language specific fonts? If not, where are the others located?
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