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Text Customization, Setting Text Characteristics

From: Richards, Jan <jrichards@ocadu.ca>
Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2013 17:05:00 +0000
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BTW: I think Jeanne and Kim's note 1 (below) can be worked into the Summary, note 2 and 3 are part of this proposed glossary item.

Text Customization, Setting Text Characteristics
The ability of users to specify various aspects of text formatting (e.g. size, font, spacing), overriding the text characteristics specified by authors, and user agent defaults. While customization can be provided via user stylesheets, for web content technologies that include stylesheet mechanisms, text customization via the user agent's user interface is more user-friendly. 

Notes that Jeanne and Kim had proposed:

- Note 1: Success criteria 1.4.1, 1.4.3, and 1.4.6 address configuration at a global level, that is, it changes all of the text. Success criteria 1.4.2 and 1.4.5 are at an element type level, such as configuring just the heading text.
- Note 2: All of the success criteria under guideline 1.4 allow users to override the text characteristics specified by authors, and override user agent defaults.
- Note 3: The success criteria in guideline 1.4 can be met through user stylesheets. For platforms without user stylesheets, text configuration needs to be provide to users through the user agent's main user interface.


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