New font in Notes?

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by jmeas, Jul 6, 2017.

  1. jmeas macrumors regular

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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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  3. Saved0ne macrumors newbie

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    Yes it’s super ugly! Looks like a children’s book font.
     
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    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.
     
  7. pickaxe macrumors 6502a

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    If they're changing something, why not remove that stupid paper-texture background they've been using since iOS 7? It's hilariously ugly.
     
  8. mpavilion macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  9. simonmet macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  10. charlituna macrumors G3

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    i rather like that background and the fonts.

    but if you wanted to argue for giving users a choice in either, sure. that would be great
     
  11. jasonklee macrumors 6502a

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    I prefer the double-storey a meself. Seems easier to read.
     
  12. Tom G. macrumors 68000

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    I find them rather similar, with the new one a bit easier to read. I therefore prefer the new one.
     

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