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Re: italic fonts

From: Tom Croucher <tcroucher@netalleynetworks.com>
Date: Tue, 07 Oct 2003 14:52:16 +0100
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <oprwod5en7u930jj@mail.icet.co.uk>

This says it best really,

> and for best
> rendering, we turn off font styles in the  options of microsoft windows
> internet explorer.

since users can turn off font styles then there is no reason why you 
should not use italic or bold styles. The people that may find them an 
issue can turn them off. I personally think it a bad move to equate 
accessibility with a total lack of presentation. If accessibility means 
catering only to the lowest common demoninator then a lot of sites are 
going to get very dull. While some people can't see italics with total 
clarity many can, and those that can't have the option to turn them off 
which means there shouldn't be a depreciation the quality of their 
internet experience.

Tom
Received on Tuesday, 7 October 2003 09:52:22 GMT

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