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Re: Adapting Text Units: Spaces, paragraphs, and ems

From: Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2017 07:47:42 +0000
To: "Repsher, Stephen J" <stephen.j.repsher@boeing.com>, John Foliot <john.foliot@deque.com>, Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
CC: lisa.seeman <lisa.seeman@zoho.com>, Greg Lowney <gcl-0039@access-research.org>, public-low-vision-a11y-tf <public-low-vision-a11y-tf@w3.org>, "w3c-wai-gl@w3.org" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
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+1 to Stephen’s recommendations.

Discussing type/font size/width/height is a minefield, I think that’s the best path.

From: "Repsher, Stephen J" <stephen.j.repsher@boeing.com>

Hi John,

That’s actually incorrect with regard to letter and word spacing.  It’s a factor on font size (height in your proposal) just like the rest.  Given that “font height” is not language used in any spec or software I’m aware of, I think we should stick to “font size”, which is universally understood.

I still have concerns about testability and the need for testing it at all, but we can see what the public says.  One change that I do think we need to make is to remove the “(2 lines)” from the 2nd bullet.  It makes it seem like a “line” is equal to the font size, which is not true.  Simplify to:

2. spacing underneath paragraphs to at least 2 times the font size


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