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Re: Allowing font size changes

From: Durham, Heather <heather.durham@pearson.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2016 07:29:38 -0700
Message-ID: <CAOtaF1mikXmB7dSkcGeN8ZEoatnxXypQ-n214BV-SgBBoPFZHA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Michiel Bijl <michiel@agosto.nl>
Cc: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Page zoom is different from font size change.

On Thu, Jan 14, 2016 at 5:23 AM, Michiel Bijl <michiel@agosto.nl> wrote:

> > If you think it's the web content author's job to patch up
> hidden/insufficient functionality of browsers on tablets/smartphones, then
> sure, adding a custom in-page tool for text resizing is the way to go.
> Personally, I tend to think it's the responsibility of UA developers to
> provide functionality like that to their users (e.g.
> https://www.w3.org/TR/UAAG20/#g-1-4)
> I agree that this should be a UA thing. I’m merely asking if such a
> functionality is available in tablets, smartphones, etc. For example, iOS
> offers a Text Size option under Display settings in settings.app, but that
> doesn’t translate to web content. I’m not familiar with any option on any
> mobile platform that offers such a functionality (text size for web
> content).
> I skimmed 1.4, but that doesn’t seem to say whether text should be scaled
> independently from he layout. In other words, is page zoom equal to text
> scaling?
> —Michiel


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