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[csswg-drafts] [css-ruby] Ruby text and browser minimal font size

From: Xidorn Quan via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 29 Oct 2017 22:53:49 +0000
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upsuper has just created a new issue for https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts:

== [css-ruby] Ruby text and browser minimal font size ==
Copy from [my old email](https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2015Aug/0150.html):
> Most browsers have an option called "Minimum font size" or something similar, which enables users to enforce a proper font size for them to read.
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> But this feature generally doesn't work fine with ruby. If the base text of ruby is not larger than the minimum font size, the ruby text would end up having the same size with its base text. It seems to be unfortunate.
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> There are some existing workarounds for authors to ensure the minimum font size in their page not being smaller than the user setting. But generally, the "minimum font size" is for the main text, not ruby. It doesn't make sense to enlarge text of a whole page by 1x just for ensuring that ruby is shown properly.
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> I guess that user agents should probably ignore the minimum font size setting for ruby text elements and their descendents. And this might be worth a mention in the spec.
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> One thing I'm concerned is that, ignoring this setting on certain elements effectively opens a door to authors to completely escape from it, which might also be unfortunate.
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> Thoughts?

Please view or discuss this issue at https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts/issues/1917 using your GitHub account
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