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Re: Technical Reference Issue

From: Susan Lesch <lesch@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2003 20:23:06 -0700
Message-Id: <p05111b03bbb661f0e615@[192.168.123.158]>
To: <pocketsizemike@hotmail.com>, <site-comments@w3.org>

<pocketsizemike@hotmail.com> wrote:

>I am wondering if the rendering of the content sections of your site 
>is unique to me or if it is illegible to all who visit it. The type 
>seems to be horizontally scaled by quite a bit, and the result is 
>that I can't read more than a paragraph from it before developing a 
>headache. I have tried increasing the text size in IE6 to "Largest" 
>but the text is still nearly unreadable. I would choose a system 
>font that is more easily read and avoid the bolding of almost all 
>text, which makes following the hierarchy of the site overly 
>challenging. As I have found in 
><http://www.w3.org/2003/03/site-css/css/1-import.css>http://www.w3.org/2003/03/site-css/css/1-import.css, 
>the use of the system font declaration of sans-serif results in the 
>use of one of the least readable fonts on most machines...following 
>the lead of other css driven sites which commonly use Verdana, 
>Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif in their declaration would be welcome.

The generic font family sans-serif should give the reader their own
choice of font. Not knowing which browser you are using, your browser
probably has a option to choose your sans-serif font in the preferences
panel. Does this help?

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