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Re: [PROPOSAL] Revision to the wording for the reference in checkpoint 4.2 to system font family capabilities

From: gregory j. rosmaita <oedipus@hicom.net>
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2001 13:42:07 -0400 (EDT)
To: Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu>
cc: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.BSI.3.95.1010720133142.1273A-100000@ns.hicom.net>
aloha, jon!

isn't a quote conventional font dialog box unquote a technique?  i don't
think that the proposal is any clearer; nor, upon reflection, do i think
that much tweaking is necessary, provided that the 2-step cascade worked
out and notated by ian in the minutes from the 19 july 2001 telecon is
addressed...  the current 4.2 says precisely what you restated, only in a
non-techniquey manner -- what i would, then counter-propose is the
following: 

<PROPOSED2>
Allow the user to choose from among the full range of font families
offered by the conventional font selection mechanism of the operating
environment.  If the operating environment does not include a
conventional/direct font dialog selection mechanism, allow the user to
choose any font family supported by the conventional text drawing APIs of
the operating environment. 
</PROPOSED2>

gregory.

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On Fri, 20 Jul 2001, Jon Gunderson wrote:  > This is a proposed revision
of checkpoint 4.2 based on discussions on the > 19 July teleconference[1]. 
> > <CURRENT> > Allow the user to choose from among the full range of font
families offered > by the conventional font selection mechanism of the
operating environment.  > </CURRENT> > > <NEW> >Allow the user to choose
from among the full range of font families offered > by the conventional
font dialog box resource supported by the operating > environment. If the
operating environment does not offer a conventional > font dialog box
resource, allow the user to choose any font family > supported by the
conventional text drawing APIs of the operating environment.  > </NEW> >
>[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2001JulSep/0136.html
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