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Re: Internationalization section for text spacing

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 2 Feb 2018 02:17:10 -0600
Message-ID: <CAOavpvfFZ_15JfkfJDH5sotXiVd+0o7tU8YZ6vB_9kjbHEN8Gw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jim Allan <jimallan@tsbvi.edu>
Cc: public-low-vision-a11y-tf <public-low-vision-a11y-tf@w3.org>
Hi Jim,

This is great.

Thank you so very much.

Kindest Regards,

Laura

On Feb 1, 2018 9:59 AM, "Jim Allan" <jimallan@tsbvi.edu> wrote:

> Effects of Text Spacing on Languages/Scripts
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> The SC allows the user to make spacing adjustments. The author needs to
> allow for the adjustments within the SC range without breaking content as
> shown in the examples below. The ability to read and derive meaning from
> the adjusted content rests with the reader. If the increased spacing
> impacts those abilities the user will adjust or they will return to the
> default view. Regardless, they user needs the flexibility to adjust spacing
> within the bounds set in the SC.
>
>
>
> Testing the following pages with the maximum spacing adjustments allowed
> by the SC showed no adverse effects for the roughly 480 languages and
> scripts represented..
>
>    - Languages in their own writing systems http://www.geonames.de/
>    languages.html
>    - Online Encylopedia of writing systems and languages – language names
>    https://www.omniglot.com/language/names.htm
>    <https://www.omniglot.com/language/names.htm> and
>    - Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Article 1)
>    https://www.omniglot.com/udhr/index.htm
>    <https://www.omniglot.com/udhr/index.htm>
>
> Character Spacing - Individual characters in words remained intact though
> they were spaced a bit further apart.
>
>
>
> Word Spacing – Words were space farther apart. In languages that do not
> have words (e.g. Japanese) applying word spacing had no effect. Which is
> expected.
>
>
>
> Line-height adjustment – Changing line-height did not separate diacritics
> from characters, nor did it adversely impact ascenders and descenders.
>
> --
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