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Re: Allowing font size changes

From: Michiel Bijl <michiel@agosto.nl>
Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2016 13:23:12 +0100
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-Id: <D6B75933-6F66-435B-A766-EF07DB470747@agosto.nl>
To: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>

> 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)

I agree that this should be a UA thing. I’m merely asking if such a functionality is available in tablets, smartphones, etc. For example, iOS offers a Text Size option under Display settings in settings.app, but that doesn’t translate to web content. I’m not familiar with any option on any mobile platform that offers such a functionality (text size for web content). 

I skimmed 1.4, but that doesn’t seem to say whether text should be scaled independently from he layout. In other words, is page zoom equal to text scaling?

—Michiel
Received on Thursday, 14 January 2016 12:24:39 UTC

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