Edge prefers MS PGothic for Japanese while others use Yu Gothic UI

By design Issue #7151032

Details

Author
Kagami R.
Created
Apr 8, 2016
Privacy
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Found in
  • Microsoft Edge
Found in build #
14.14316
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Steps to reproduce

http://codepen.io/SaschaNaz/pen/GoZJpP

  1. Prerequisite: Add Japanese as a primary Windows language. (Settings -> Time & Language -> Region & Language -> Add a language -> Japanese, and press Set as default) Then press F5 to refresh.
  2. Include “選んでるそんな 未来は勘弁だ” on HTML
  3. Style it with font-family: sans-serif, font-family: "Yu Gothic", or font-family: "MS PGothic".
  4. Compare them to check which font sans-serif uses

Expected result

sans-serif should prefer Yu Gothic UI as every other UWP apps do

Actual result

It prefers MS PGothic over Yu Gothic UI

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    Comments and activity

    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Christian F.”

    • Ah… my fault, you shouldn’t have to add Japanese as an OS language. Doing it makes Edge prefer Meiryo UI over Yu Gothic, so it is anyway an inconsistency problem.

    • I found that `` correctly prefers Yu Gothic UI over MS PGothic. Interesting.

    • I found that + input element + correctly …

    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Christian F.”

      Changed Assigned To from “Christian F.” to “Sergey M.”

      Changed Status to “Fixed, not yet flighted”

    • Not fixed on 14986, maybe more future build?

    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Status from “Fixed, not yet flighted” to “Fixed, flighted”

    • Changed Status from “Fixed, flighted”

    • I see this issue again on build 14946.

    • *15046, not 14946.

    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Status to “Fixed, flighted”

    • Hello,

      Thank you for providing this information about the issue. We are pleased to report this is fixed in Edge 15145 and will be available in a new release.

      Best Wishes,
      The MS Edge Team

    • Changed Status from “Fixed, flighted”

    • I’m still seeing Edge prefers older Meiryo over Yu Gothic on today’s build 16170.

    • (Meiryo is a font installed by Apps & features -> Manage optional features -> Japanese Supplemental Fonts)

    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “James M.”

      Changed Assigned To to “Christian F.”

    • Additionally, 16170 suddenly prefers Microsoft Yahei for all Kanji characters e.g. 未来. Microsoft Yahei is for Chinese rather than Japanese.

    • Changed Steps to Reproduce

      Changed Title from “Edge prefers MS PGothic for Japanese while others use Yu Gothic” to “Edge prefers MS PGothic for Japanese while others use Yu Gothic UI”

    • I’m at least not seeing Microsoft Yahei anymore in 16176 :D

      Still seeing Meiryo yet.

    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To from “Christian F.” to “Sergey M.”

      Changed Status to “Confirmed”

    • At this moment, Meiryo is the best inbox font we can offer for Japanese. Yu Gothic deisgn is too light to be use with other default fonts. Yu Gothic UI design is not ideal because it is horizontallly compressed to make its width compatible with legacy fonts.

       

      So far, decision to use Meiryo is by design. If we have any better Japanese font in the future that is able to replace it, we can re-consider this.

    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Status from “Confirmed” to “By design”

    • Microsoft then has no consistency here.

      1. UWP apps by default use Yu Gothic UI
      2. Win32 apps and MSEdge by default use Meiryo

      :/

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