No Per-Script Font!
Making Chinese Look Better by Turning Off Per-Script Font in Chinese Locales
What is No Per-Script Font!?
'No Per-Script Font!' is a beneficial Chrome extension designed to enhance the readability of the Chinese language on online platforms. It works by turning off the per-script font in both Traditional and Simplified Chinese, thereby enabling your operating system to determine the most suitable font for your interface. It's compatible with Chrome 22 and above.
As of Chrome 18, fonts are determined by writing scripts -- specifically, according to the
lang attributes of elements. For example, zh-cn and zh-tw will be rendered with different fonts because they're different scripts.
In addition, the selected font will be applied on Latin characters, and usually, Latin characters in Chinese fonts are really ugly.
This extension turns off per-script font in Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese, and have your operating system determine which font to use.
You need Chrome 22 or above to install this extension.
If you have 21 or less, please visit https://github.com/chitsaou/no-per-script-font and download versions for Chrome 21 and 20. It does not auto-update, so once it doesn't work anymore, that means your Chrome has upgraded to version 22, then you can uninstall it, and install again from Web Store.
User reviews summary
- Good for Chinese text
- Customizable font
- Solves longstanding font issues
- Some sites' font still gets overridden
- Improves readability
- Should be more widely used
No Per-Script Font! is safe to use. It does not request any sensitive permissions.
No Per-Script Font! has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.
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