Extremely thin GitLab Sans font in Safari

It appeared last week and I’ve tried everything I know around web fonts and browser caching. I see the default font in Safari (16.2) as extremely thin. For unknown reason it’s not 400 weight as expected:


Hi, @denis-chattermill. I’d encourage you to submit a bug report.

For frontend bugs, it’s helpful if you can share your browser information, including addons etc (https://www.whatismybrowser.com/ will provide a unique link that you can share; the IP address is redacted, in case you’re concerned about it).


+1 site is unusable, especially for people with impaired vision.
The fix is to use custom global css file (advanced settings in safari) with content as follows:

body {
    font-family: -apple-system !important;

Likewise - here’s the details of my browser - What browser am I using?

Are there any news on this issue? Did someone made a bug-report already? I still experience this, making using gitlab not as sweet as it was before.

@nodepond, you will not get updates from GitLab staff on this topic.

I mentioned above that you can submit a bug report. I just did a quick search, and this seems to be the issue you’re reporting here: Font size related to new design (#417981) · Issues · GitLab.org / GitLab · GitLab.

If so, please upvote the issue. The issue in the GitLab tracker can be used for updates, and the upvotes help the team managers prioritize the issue.

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The issue I linked above has been closed with the following note:

If you are using Safari and the fonts look thin, please make sure to update your Safari to at least version 16.4.