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Default font changes

We are updating the Document Object Model (DOM) default fonts and UI fonts for Windows Store apps using JavaScript for several languages, as defined in the table below. This means that certain webpages and web apps that depended on Internet Explorer’s old default fonts may look different. Although their overall appearance should be improved, this change could confuse certain tests that depend on a specific look for certain scripts. For example, Arabic with no font specification now defaults to Times New Roman as opposed to Simplified Arabic. The UI font is determined on a per-language basis. For example, for Windows Store apps using JavaScript, UI fonts for Japanese will now be Meiryo UI. You can mitigate the effect of this change by specifying a particular font instead of relying on old default fonts, and by updating your tests to expect the new font values.

NameTagWebpage fontCSS serifCSS sans-serifUI (Windows Store apps using JavaScript)
ArabicArabTimes New RomanTimes New RomanSegoe UISegoe UI
ArmenianArmnTimes New RomanTimes New RomanSegoe UISegoe UI
BengaliBengShonar BanglaShonar BanglaNirmala UINirmala UI
BopomofoBopoMicrosoft JhengHeiMicrosoft JhengHeiMicrosoft JhengHeiMicrosoft JhengHei UI
BrailleBraiSegoe UI SymbolSegoe UI SymbolSegoe UI SymbolSegoe UI Symbol
BugineseBugiLeelawadee UILeelawadee UILeelawadee UILeelawadee UI
Canadian SyllabicsCansGadugiGadugiGadugiGadugi
CherokeeCherGadugiPlantagenet CherokeeGadugiGadugi
CopticCoptSegoe UI SymbolSegoe UI SymbolSegoe UI SymbolSegoe UI Symbol
Han (Simplified)HansSimsunSimsunMicrosoft YaHeiMicrosoft YaHei UI
Han (Traditional)HantPMingLiUPMingLiUMicrosoft JhengHeiMicrosoft JhengHei UI
CyrillicCyrlTimes New RomanTimes New RomanArialSegoe UI
DevanagariDevaKokilaKokilaNirmala UINirmala UI
DeseretDsrtSegoe UI SymbolSegoe UI SymbolSegoe UI SymbolSegoe UI Symbol
EthiopicEthiEbrimaNyalaEbrimaEbrima
GeorgianGeorSegoe UISylfaenSegoe UISegoe UI
GlagolithicGlagSegoe UI SymbolSegoe UI SymbolSegoe UI SymbolSegoe UI Symbol
GothicGothSegoe UI SymbolSegoe UI SymbolSegoe UI SymbolSegoe UI Symbol
GreekGrekTimes New RomanTimes New RomanArialSegoe UI
GujaratiGujrShrutiShrutiNirmala UINirmala UI
GurmukhiGuruRaaviRaaviNirmala UINirmala UI
HebrewHebrTimes New RomanTimes New RomanArialSegoe UI
Old ItalicItalSegoe UI SymbolSegoe UI SymbolSegoe UI SymbolSegoe UI Symbol
JavaneseJavaJavanese TextJavanese TextJavanese TextJavanese Text
JapaneseJpanMS PgothicMS MinchoMeiryoMeiryo UI
KannadaKndaTungaTungaNirmala UINirmala UI
KhmerKhmrLeelawadee UILeelawadee UILeelawadee UILeelawadee UI
KoreanKoreGulimBatangMalgun GothicMalgun Gothic
LaoLaooLeelawadee UILeelawadee UILeelawadee UILeelawadee UI
LatinLatnTimes New RomanTimes New RomanArialSegoe UI
MalayalamMlymKartikaKartikaNirmala UINirmala UI
MongolianMongMongolian BaitiMongolian BaitiMongolian BaitiMongolian Baiti
MyanmarMymrMyanmar TextMyanmar TextMyanmar TextMyanmar Text
N'KoNkooEbrimaEbrimaEbrimaEbrima
OghamOgamSegoe UI SymbolSegoe UI SymbolSegoe UI SymbolSegoe UI Symbol
Ol ChikiOlckNirmala UINirmala UINirmala UINirmala UI
Old TurkicOrkhSegoe UI SymbolSegoe UI SymbolSegoe UI SymbolSegoe UI Symbol
OriyaOryaKalingaKalingaNirmala UINirmala UI
OsmanyaOsmaEbrimaEbrimaEbrimaEbrima
Phags-paPhagMicrosoft PhagsPaMicrosoft PhagsPaMicrosoft PhagsPaMicrosoft PhagsPa
RunicRunrSegoe UI SymbolSegoe UI SymbolSegoe UI SymbolSegoe UI Symbol
Sora SompengSoraNirmala UINirmala UINirmala UINirmala UI
SinhalaSinhIskoola PotaIskoola PotaNirmala UINirmala UI
SyriacSyrcEstrangelo EdessaEstrangelo EdessaEstrangelo EdessaEstrangelo Edessa
Tai LeTaleMicrosoft Tai LeMicrosoft Tai LeMicrosoft Tai LeMicrosoft Tai Le
New Tai LueTaluMicrosoft New Tai LueMicrosoft New Tai LueMicrosoft New Tai LueMicrosoft New Tai Lue
TamilTamlVijayaVijayaNirmala UINirmala UI
TeluguTeluVaniVaniNirmala UINirmala UI
TifinaghTfngEbrimaEbrimaEbrimaEbrima
ThaanaThaaMV BoliMV BoliMV BoliMV Boli
ThaiThaiLeelawadee UIAngsana NewLeelawadee UILeelawadee UI
TibetanTibtMicrosoft HimalayaMicrosoft HimalayaMicrosoft HimalayaMicrosoft Himalaya
VaiVaiiiEbrimaEbrimaEbrimaEbrima
YiYiiiMicrosoft Yi BaitiMicrosoft Yi BaitiMicrosoft Yi BaitiMicrosoft Yi Baiti

 

 

 

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