A software update for the Nokia N9 will have some changes to the default font according to the Nokia Developer page. The typeface itself won’t change, but it will take up 20% more space vertically. They’ve provided a before and after image for a visual explanation.
Nokia N9 PR1.0/PR1.1 on the left and the new version of the font on the right:
The Nokia N9 Developer page explained the current height is too small and fixing this is important especially for non-european languages using non-latin script.
Here’s a screenshot of Techmeme with the Nokia N9 running PR1.1. Thanks @DhruvBhutani!
It doesn’t sound like a major change, but we’ll keep our eyes wide open to see how the upcoming Nokia N9 update affects the look of the UI.