Increase or darken font size
If there is anything we can do to increase or darken the font size, that would be helpful- I'm having a hard time reading everything.
Our tenant has been updated to the new font stack this week.
Alex Brown commented
You have said that SharePoint will migrate to the Fluent UI which will not use the Semilight weight any more for body text, but not said when. Please, please, please prioritise this.
We have a huge number of users zooming in or out just to be able to read the text.
Furthermore, Semilight was supposed to be taken out from the stack in the last Fabric release, too. The only browser Sharepoint looked good in with Semilight was Legacy Edge (lovely text rendering) while it is back to being unreadable again in Chromium Edge.
Mehak Amjad commented
I vote for the requested change.
Dave Luxem commented
I agree 100%!
Please adopt these improvements being suggested by this professional SharePoint user ASAP!
Muhammad Zeeshan Azhar commented
I vote for the requested change.
The font choice and color for modern sites is difficult to read and most likely not compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Just like the difference between Calibri (body) and Calibri Light, the current font for modern sites is "thin" and unacceptable.
In addition, the font color needs to be more towards the black end of the gray scale to provide more contrast for readers.
We need either a wholesale change from Microsoft, or the ability for each organization to modify the font to something more readable.
I believe the issue with the font is that the font-weight is set to 300, which is way too thin. Simply changing this to 400 would address the issue in one fell swoop.
While the page editor can change the font size through the settings in the text web part, they can't do anything about the weight apart from making everything bold, which really is not desirable.
While Microsoft are technically meeting the WCAG colour contrast requirements as colours are all compliant, the too thin font is giving the impression that the text does not have sufficient contrast.
Please prioritise fixing this - it should be a relatively simple change to the core css
Martin Friborg Thiesen commented
It could be very nice if the font size at the top navigation bare, at leased is the same size as the site navigation. Even better, if i could change font size make it bold etc.
Gavin McKay commented
Also, with a Dark theme deployed you can't read an email that is uploaded to a SharePoint Online site. The text is black on a dark background.
Shirley Ernewin commented
Fonts are too light and blend into background. Not well designed for a business environment. Lots of ideas posted with this issue but hard to locate to add to the votes - combined you would find a good volume of complaints.
Themes customization could be better. I often see washed out text and unreadable tooltips.
I have spoken to several people and we all have the same problem. the light grey font and small lettering is very difficult to read .even with my impaired eyesight I was able to read the old font. cant we go back to bolder type face?
The 'Normal' font size is too big and too light in the text boxes, but the fonts look normal in some of the web parts. Either way, the fonts/sizes/weights are inconsistent.
Would love to have all subheadings in Segoe UI Semibold like how all the sites on Microsoft.com have. But it would be even nicer if there were more font options (Segoe UI, Segoe UI Semibold, Arial, Verdana, custom fonts, etc.)
Please could you use a different font or colour
Light type is difficult to read
Can the screen and fonts be made darker or more of a contrast? Is there anything I can do on my own screen? When I change settings in Chrome it doesnt carry over to the website fonts or colors/themes
Phil Doyle commented
When using a dark theme background/colour scheme the popups and menus e.g. term stores take the theme background i.e. black, then place black text over it meaning that you cannot read the terms unless you select each one individually to see what it says.
Stephen Kowalski commented
When using the new Strong Header Emphasis option, in the Global Navigation, when hovering over a menu item, it is almost unreadable with white text over very pale gray background (#FFFFFF over #F3F3F3).
Please give us more control over these colors or at the very least make the default options legible.