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Re: Allowing font size changes

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2016 09:40:31 +0000
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <56976D0F.8000908@splintered.co.uk>
On 14/01/2016 07:46, Michiel Bijl wrote:
> Only area I’m not familiar with is font-size on tablets and smartphones.
> I know you can zoom the entire page, but that is not the same as larger
> type. Any thoughts on this?

If you think it's the web content author's job to patch up 
hidden/insufficient functionality of browsers on tablets/smartphones, 
then sure, adding a custom in-page tool for text resizing is the way to 
go. Personally, I tend to think it's the responsibility of UA developers 
to provide functionality like that to their users (e.g. 
https://www.w3.org/TR/UAAG20/#g-1-4)

P

> —Michiel
>
>> On 14 Jan 2016, at 02:23, Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk
>> <mailto:redux@splintered.co.uk>> wrote:
>>
>> On 14/01/2016 00:52, Oscar Cao wrote:
>>> I want to get what everyone's views are on the importance of having
>>> custom font size buttons for a website. You know those 3 icon buttons:
>>> smaller, medium, and larger.
>>
>> Very low from my point of view. It's functionality built into the
>> browser already, so provided a site's CSS is made correctly, these
>> in-page controls would be redundant.
>>
>> There is an argument that users simply don't know that they can resize
>> text/content using the browser controls - but this is more of a user
>> education issue that should not have to be the responsibility of
>> content authors. (same for in-page/custom controls to switch to high
>> contrast mode or similar)
>>
>> P
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