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Re: SC #78 'Adapting text', and a question regarding consensus on icon fonts

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:12:17 -0500
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To: David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>
Cc: Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>, Detlev Fischer <detlev.fischer@testkreis.de>, "w3c-wai-gl@w3.org" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Hi David and all,

It seems so. Install Alastair's bookmarklet.
https://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/wiki/Issue_78_Options#Alastair.27s_Bookmarklet

James has shared an elegant technique to address the icon font problem.
https://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/wiki/Issue_78_Options#James.27_Icon_Font_Technique

Kindest Regards,
Laura

On 4/20/17, David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca> wrote:
> Here's the current thinking around icon font accessibility
>
> http://fontawesome.io/accessibility/
>
> Are these icons going to disappear if the font family is over ridden by a
> user style sheet?
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> On Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 6:06 AM, Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Detlev wrote:
>> > So would this basically be a technique *for users* who would have to
>> update any custom stylesheets they may be using by working in this
>> exception for elements with role=img?
>>
>> Yes, but it has to work both ways, this would also be a sufficient
>> technique for the new SC. I.e. if you use font icons that are problematic
>> when fonts are replaced, then it musts be marked up appropriately.
>>
>> It would also need to be included as something in the testing text
>> (understanding doc), and recommended for user-agent side solutions.
>>
>> >  I guess there is nothing authors can do to safely exempt icon fonts
>> from any manipulation by user style sheets that fail to cater for icon
>> fonts this way, correct?
>>
>> Correct, but if this is a known thing included in the techniques and
>> understanding document, there is a viable solution.
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> -Alastair
>>
>>
>


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Laura L. Carlson
Received on Thursday, 20 April 2017 14:12:53 UTC

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