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Re: Braille readers read Arial font characters incorrectly

From: Harry Loots <harry.loots@ieee.org>
Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2017 14:32:09 +0200
Message-ID: <CA++-QFfoE16+x55D_26BbG=LbUZzWkRBz4kL0diDuJEcSjyb+w@mail.gmail.com>
To: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Cc: W3C WAI ig <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Thanks David
Please note this is not a problem I have encountered at any stage in the
past nearly twenty years of designing and building websites, but I was
curious to see if anyone else had come across anything like the gentleman
in the focus group described.

Your reply confirms my suspicions that the person, who claims they had been
on some course, had misunderstood a piece of information. Personally, I
could not see (a) how any of the basic characters could be misunderstood,
regardless of font set, and even more so (b) why it should be influenced by
font which is a visual effect.

Kindest regards, Harry

On 5 September 2017 at 13:23, David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>

> On 05/09/17 12:11, David Woolley wrote:
>> I'm wondering if the problem you are actually encountering is with the
>> "fi" ligature (U+FB01), or similar.  These are, strictly speaking, glyphs,
>> not characters.
> This is the actual glyph: "fi".  Above I gave the expanded form.
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