So I happened to notice a new font for question titles at MSO. I rather like it.

MSO title font

It reminds me that I'm not too fond of Unix & Linux's title font. That's a main text font, but I don't think it's well suited to things like command names which we're normally used to seeing in a monospace font, like find below (an especially jarring case due to the ligature).

Unix title font

Now I wouldn't want MSO's font here, because a sans serif font where I is the same as l is not good either. The font used on the Trilogy, sans serif but with a hint on the l, isn't too bad.

SU title font

Can we have Computer Modern (I like Computer Modern, especially the tt font)? Failing that, can we have the trilogy title font? Or, really, any better font for titles on a site where title often contain command names?


  • Preferably one that includes slashed or dotted zeros... meta.unix.stackexchange.com/questions/716/…
    – jasonwryan
    Commented Nov 15, 2011 at 4:43
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    I wouldn't mind the ponies.
    – nopcorn
    Commented Nov 17, 2011 at 0:37
  • It's Liberation Serif now, since apparently y'all like serifs more than SO does.
    – Shog9
    Commented Apr 16, 2013 at 0:29
  • Unfortunately the old serif font is back. Commented Mar 18, 2015 at 0:29
  • @Gilles Sorry, I'm not sure I understand. Liberation Serif was the font in the question title before the conversion and it's the font now. Maybe I'm missing something? Commented Mar 18, 2015 at 1:07
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    @KurtisBeavers I don't remember the history of title font changes, but IIRC at some point we did have a better title font. Then it went back to the current style of serif font that's fine for a non-technical site but looks ugly when used to typeset a mixture of English and code. I think you've turned off the fi ligature, which is on the right track (but more importantly, please turn off double quote rewriting!). But really this site needs a title font that's suitable for bits of code, like what the Trilogy had, I think, up to its latest redesign. Commented Mar 18, 2015 at 1:17
  • @gilles Personally, I'd be happy to change the title font. Let me double check with a few others to be sure there's not a reason it is like it is now. Commented Mar 18, 2015 at 1:24

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It's Liberation Serif now, since apparently y'all like serifs more than SO does.


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