The number 0 is looking like the letter o.

Someone already drew attention to this almost 10 years ago, but nothing has changed.

I recommend to change the font.

Question title font renders 0 (number zero) much like o (lower-case letter)

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    From the Q/A you linked to: something changed and then was changed back. Surprisingly, the evident issue with "0" (and numbers in Georgia font in general) seems to have been rarely pointed out network-wide (e.g. this Q/A on gis.SE).
    – fra-san
    Commented Apr 6, 2020 at 13:56
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    Background information I found on main Meta: fonts have been standardized during the rollout of the responsive design theme, and site themes can apparently only choose between "serif" and "sans-serif" fonts, as defined by the Stack Overflow font stack. U&L seems to have preferred a serif font for titles, though I wasn't able to find any broader discussion.
    – fra-san
    Commented Apr 6, 2020 at 13:58
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    Oh, now I understand what you mean. I just saw Why is `-r` seemingly ignored when used with `-0` in GNU xargs? and tried to fix it presuming the OP had a typo and had put -o instead of -0 there. Commented Jul 27, 2020 at 15:09
  • It's not the first time our technical sites are crippled by an aesthetic(?) decision. Commented Jul 28, 2020 at 9:03
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    I wouldn't call others an aesthetic decision. Font is definitely an issue with oO0 characters with the same origin looking like one another is a common pattern caused by unicode. My favorite example to date is μ U+039C and µ U+00B5. The micro sign is the greek letter mu, but they have different Unicode code points. That gave us a right headache when porting a scientific database. Commented Jul 30, 2020 at 10:15


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