[Update: Wider rollout] Discord 'gg sans' font heavily criticized by users, call for option to revert it (workaround inside)
New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….
Original story (published on December 2, 2022) follows:
Popular messaging platform, Discord, just unveiled its much-awaited custom ‘gg sans’ font.
Such was the hype that it got several users asking for a preview or even better, a proper reveal. But now that it’s been released, it seems that not many are happy with the new font.
Do note that it’s not the first time Discord users are expressing their dissatisfaction with new features or changes introduced through updates.
For instance, some were left unimpressed after a new update introduced a yellow border on the screen-sharing window and a new UI with a compact design.
Discord ‘gg sans’ is being heavily criticized
A number of Discord users (1,2,3,4,5) have now taken to various platforms strongly expressing their criticism of the new ‘gg sans’ font.
gg sans or whatever its called is extremely ugly, especially at small sizes which is how much of discord appears
I don’t care about text color, I don’t care about themes, just please, let us choose our own fonts. I want everything in comic sans, ASAP.
Reports suggest that several users find the new font style extremely ‘ugly’ and are calling in for an option to revert it.
Some are even saying that symbols like ‘ツ’ and ‘ノ’ make it really hard to read some Japanese sentences due to the proximity.
It seems that the new font also doesn’t support any Cyrillic characters, which only adds more to users’ frustration.
On a brighter note, some are liking the new ‘gg sans’ font due to its geometric design, larger glyphs, and appealing Italic lowercase.
When searching here for “Discord font” I’m seeing lots of hate, but I kind of like the new “gg sans” font. It’s more geometric and has larger glyphs than the old one.
To see the comparison between the previous and the new font style, you can check out the image attached below:
We have come across a workaround that can help affected PC users get the old font back. You can check it out below:
We hope that Discord does something about the new ‘gg sans’ font to save itself from further backlash and criticism.
We’ll keep an eye on this matter and update this story to reflect noteworthy information.
Update 1 (December 6, 2022)
10:58 am (IST): Here’s a user-shared explanation of why Discord has introduced the new ‘gg sans font’ and how you can revert it back. Check it out in the video linked below.
Update 2 (December 20, 2022)
10:40 am (IST): It seems that the ‘gg sans’ font is now widely rolling out to users as we have come across fresh reports from those criticizing it.
Featured image source: Discord
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