As the title says, the font used in my reviews is usually easy to read, but now it’s an annoying bold font.
I’m using a MacBook Air, on Google Chrome. I used this laptop from last September to November, and back then the font was not too bold. From December until today I used a MacBook Pro, also on Google Chrome, and there the font was also fine. Now I’ve switched back to the same MacBook Air I was using last year and the font has become much bolder.
I do realise there’s been questions asked on this before but the answer everyone had was ‘Jitai.’ I’m currently using that and after it’s marked the default font comes up, which is the bold one. The font used when typing in the reading is also more bolded than it was before.
No, it’s not userscripts that’s causing this. The bold font was there before I downloaded all the userscripts again on this laptop.
Maybe the default font used by your browser somehow got changed? You should find that somewhere under “options/preferences/settings” (not sure what’s it called in Chrome; I’m using Firefox). Would the problem with the bold letters remain in another browser (just as a test)?
This doesn’t change Japanese font though. I don’t have any reviews right now, so I can’t check whether it changes that typewriter-sort font when typing English in the reading, but the font still stays bold in Lessons.
I can’t see anything about default font in other languages. Installing ‘Advanced settings’ in the Chrome Web Store and changing the font for Japanese didn’t work either.
Oh, I forgot about doing that! I tried it in Safari and the font is normal there (if I ever get too annoyed, I can always use that instead haha). I much prefer Chrome though and would rather use WaniKani there.
Have you enabled an IME recently (or Japanese input source in the case of Mac)?
If you’ve installed an IME, it also installs a font. WaniKani has a list of fonts (in order of precedence) that it will use if they’re present on the system and the one the IME uses is higher in that list than the default system fonts.
I know, ever since the update my previous method of typing in katakana no longer works, and I still haven’t figured out an easy way to get it back into katakana mode. The only thing I found that works decently is switching it to hiragana input, then hitting F7 to convert the entire sequence in one go. Funny thing is that they didn’t give any warning of the change, so the day after the update I thought I was going crazy.