My question is very simple. This site has a default font which is kind of boring. See the font of the other English site:

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Is it possible to change the font of THIS site (https://ell.stackexchange.com/) to the one the other English site uses?

  • Somethings are more useful when they are simple. The current font increases readability. It's easier to read. Personally, I don't find the font boring. IMO the design of ELL is actually better than that of EL&U.
    – AIQ
    Commented Oct 8, 2020 at 3:05

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It may be boring, but it's also familiar, and easy to read...

It looks like the font wasn't discussed during site design and feedback: UPDATED: Site design for English Language Learners community. Actually, it looks like most of the newest site designs (yes, ELL is one of them, even though it already exists for four and a half years) don't use custom fonts. There is some discussion on Meta Stack Exchange about fonts, e.g. Fonts and the new Q&A theming and Bring back site-specific fonts to the new design. This answer about font requirements may also be worth reading.

There is always the option to use a stylesheet manager like Stylus to customize the site; changing the font should require only one line of CSS:

body, p, div, span, a { font-family: "Comic Sans MS" !important }

That produces the following result:

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