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Re: [PROPOSAL] Checkpoint 4.1Configure text size.

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2001 15:47:48 -0400
Message-Id: <200107111937.PAA2211590@smtp2.mail.iamworld.net>
To: Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu>, "Ian B. Jacobs" <ij@w3.org>, Tantek Celik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>
Cc: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
At 02:36 PM 2001-07-11 , Jon Gunderson wrote:
>I don't like complicating the checkpoint with cascading requirements and 
>ambiguous terms.

>3. I don't think the minimum size needs to be specified or mentioned, since 
>any practical user agent will implement smaller sizes useful to people with 
>average vision.  I don't think many developers are going to start their 
>design process using our document and say want we need to do to conform 
>this document.  Most will be trying to add capabilities to current 
>implementations to their technology.
>

The users who want the smallest screen font are not visual users but Braille
users, IIRC.  We can't necessarily judge the low end of what is needed from
what works for the 20:20 eyeball.

I am trying to check my sources, but the value I recall as in use was '3.'  I
just succeeded in throwing WordPad into size '3' Arial.  But not for all fonts
such as Fixedsys, which seems to bottom out at '9.'

Al
Received on Wednesday, 11 July 2001 15:37:56 GMT

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