RE: Icon Fonts??

When you change a webpage to use the font of your preference icon fonts often break.  Also some screen magnifiers may disable support for certain fonts, e.g. at one point ZoomText did this in Firefox and the result was just odd characters everywhere an icon was supposed to be.  I would imagine something like SVG might be better.  There is also the discussion of emoji which we might want to discuss.


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From: Jim Allan []
Sent: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 2:52 PM
To: public-low-vision-a11y-tf
Subject: Icon Fonts??

Anybody have thoughts on Icon Fonts?
 here are the proposed techniques...
.Using aria-hidden="true" on an icon font that AT should ignore

Icon Font with an On-Screen Text Alternative

Using aria-hidden="true" on Unicode characters that AT should ignore

Unicode Character with an On-Screen Text Alternative

Are there any techniques related to magnification or folks with low vision?

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Received on Wednesday, 20 July 2016 19:11:11 UTC