Note: This project is currently a Trac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. An open source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug A bug is an error or unexpected result. Performance improvements, code optimization, and are considered enhancements, not defects. After feature freeze, only bugs are dealt with, with regressions (adverse changes from the previous version) being the highest priority. tracker and project management tool for WordPress. ticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. that has been committed for 4.6 (#36753) and is available for testing in trunk A directory in Subversion containing the latest development code in preparation for the next major release cycle. If you are running "trunk", then you are on the latest revision. A directory in Subversion containing the latest development code in preparation for the next major release A release, identified by the first two numbers (3.6), which is the focus of a full release cycle and feature development. WordPress uses decimaling count for major release versions, so 2.8, 2.9, 3.0, and 3.1 are sequential and comparable in scope. cycle. If you are running "trunk", then you are on the latest revision./nightlies.
When a visual and small screen admin refresh was introduced in 3.8 (by way of the feature plugin MP6), the admin font was changed to Open Sans to better complement the redesigned vector iconography. This change was not without its bumps or controversy, notably around extended character sets and that it is loaded from Google Fonts for a variety of reasons.
Instead of relying on an external resource, Font Natively moves the WordPress admin back to system fonts. This leads to faster load times, especially when working offline, a removal of a third-party dependency, and a more native-feeling experience as the lines between web experiences and apps continue to blur.
Development – A plugin is available on GitHub by @mattmiklic and is ready for testing. It is also available in patch form on #36753.
Documentation & Testing – This needs to be tested for any misalignments or other issues when switching to system fonts.
Example screenshots (more needed)
Open Sans, Firefox, OSX
System fonts, Firefox, OSX
System fonts, Firefox, Arch Linux