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RE: Font sizes

From: Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2001 20:36:32 -0400 (EDT)
To: Jamie Mackay <Jamie.Mackay@mch.govt.nz>
cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0108272034240.28521-100000@smarty.smart.net>
On Tue, 28 Aug 2001, Jamie Mackay wrote:

and for text based users that get EVERYTHING in exactly the same black and
white format and font???

the basic standard I believe in 508 is LYNX in browsers and PINE in
e-mail, which BTW is one of the reasons I use these two. in theory they
are universally accessible. (notice I did say "in theory")

Bob

> <snip>
> 'I agree
> with the others...use default and let the users system choose the font'
> </snip>
> 
> While I am all for creating accessible websites, I hear the sound of
> baby's going down the gurgler on this one. 
> 
> I think the ability to use different fonts is an important aesthetic
> consideration in the way I design webpages - though of course these
> should always be set as font-families with the default sans-serif as an
> option. 
> 
> As long as fonts are defined using CSS and sizes are defined at a
> reasonable size by ems or percentages I can't see any reason to discard
> them for the rather bland uniformaty of default fonts for everyone.
> 
> Jamie Mackay 
> 

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