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

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu>
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2001 13:19:03 -0500
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To: "gregory j. rosmaita" <oedipus@hicom.net>
Cc: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
On the call yesterday people seemed to want to use the phrase dialog box in 
the requirements, since that is terminology that is more familiar to 
developers.  I add the word "resource" to emphasize the part of the 
operating system environment user interface a user would expect from an 
application for font and or color selection.  The proposed wording doesn't 
require you to use the font dialog box resource, but only that you provide 
the same capabilities as found in the operating system resource.  Maybe 
that needs to be made clearer.

What do people think about "font/color dialog box resource" or 
"conventional font/color selection mechanism"?


At 01:42 PM 7/20/2001 -0400, gregory j. rosmaita wrote:
>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
>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.
>CRITIC, n.  A person who boasts himself hard to please because nobody
>tries to please him.      -- Ambrose Bierce, _The Devil's Dictionary_
>Gregory J. Rosmaita, oedipus@hicom.net
>              Camera Obscura: http://www.hicom.net/~oedipus/index.html
>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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