Option to revert chat font to pre-update

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    Hi there! This suggestion is the same as https://support.discordapp.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360050406211 so in an effort to keep duplicates out and keep everything neat and tidy, we're going to merge this ticket into that suggestion. This ticket will be deleted automatically after a week.
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  • Gwathdring

    I'm finding the new text a lot harder to read, too. I can't put my finger on why but something is quite off about it.

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  • koitsu

    Other complaints so far, but I imagine more will soon follow:

    It appears someone at Discord with terrible eyesight has decided this is a good update.  A different typeface (font) was obviously chosen.  Either the hinting or the aliasing around the glyphs looks particularly terrible, especially on Windows.  I'm using the Dark theme for what it's worth.

    Even worse (IMO), monospace text (such as when using single-backticked or triple-backticked content for code) now looks exceedingly aliased.  And glyphs themselves are now an inconsistent height.  See for yourself: `#FF8224`.  Notice the top horizontal line of the F is higher than that of the 8 and 2, yet 4 is taller than 2/8 but still shorter than F.  Not a good typeface for monospace, folks.  Really.

    Continuing on, we have the Friends list.  All usernames are now bolded all the time for some reason, while historically itemised entries in Discord have used a brighter colour (not bold) to indicate they're selected.  The latter behaviour is still present as a comparison point: go to your DMs liss, and look at the shades of grey and white used for each transition when selecting a user who has sent you DMs: unselected is a darker grey, mouseover/hover is a lighter grey, and selected is an even lighter grey (almost white/bold, but not as bold as in the Friends list).  It's in complete contrast.

    Finally, whatever was done greatly affected Settings / Appearance / Chat Font Scaling and Zoom Level.  I used to use Chat Font Scaling 16px with Zoom Level 90, but after the 9.09.2019 update, chat text (including DMs) looks too small.  No combinations of these two settings (18px, 100, etc.) gets me back to how things were size-wise.  Something else has changed.

    And still, for some reason, the hinting/ClearType "fuzzing" of text still seems to happen mysteriously for no reason, especially when opening up Settings (watch the menu items on the left closely).  It's been this way for a very long time (not just as of this update) yet it still hasn't been fixed.  It's like you're picking CSS class X when the menu loads, but then switching to CSS class Y with a different font/weight/size after the menu has sat idle for 0.25 seconds.  It's impossible to miss, 100% reproducible.

    Overall I'm baffled as to how nobody at Discord can notice stuff like this. While I understand these problems are complicated given how mind-numbingly nuanced webjunk is today, they are specific to UI/UX, which is not a new field of expertise.  Thus, all I can think of is that some folks need their eyes checked or their lens prescriptions updated.

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