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Has anyone noticed the new font in Notes? What’s up with those lower-case a’s? I looked through the beta feature thread, and didn’t see anything mentioning this. Has anyone else noticed?

If not, what do you think?
 

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Julien

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Yes it’s super ugly! Looks like a children’s book font.
I'm not a font expert but other than the a change what is it that is so different and makes it "super ugly! Looks like a children’s book font" while iOS 10 doesn't?

To me they look the same except for the a and the a in iOS 11 looks more natural since that is the way you would write it. Don't see the big deal.
 
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mpavilion

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The new font seems marginally more legible (at least in the Notes comparison posted above), due to the thinner weight and shape of letterforms.
 

simonmet

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That font looks strange indeed. What's up with Apple UI these days? Third parties are doing a lot better in some cases.

For example, I use Bear for notes now. Love it. And they added sketching so it's fully equivalent to Notes with the exception of needing to pay for Cloud sync, which will admittedly turn a lot of people off but I find the small cost worth it for a nicer experience if you use the Notes app a lot.
 
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