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Re: Allowing font size changes

From: Mitchell Evan <mtchllvn@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2016 16:54:26 +0000
Message-ID: <CAK=xW6uq5cBE859qUSS6iR4iVj3MLTTi-wZiiM6NoJZipuLCOA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jonathan Avila <jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com>, Michiel Bijl <michiel@agosto.nl>
Cc: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
I agree with what Patrick said about browsers, both their current
capabilities and what they should do in the future.

Given today's available browser text settings, browser zoom settings, and
sometimes author-supplied text enlargement controls -- do we have recent
data on what users want, understand, and actually use?

Mitchell Evan

On Thu, Jan 14, 2016, 6:03am Jonathan Avila <jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com>

> The larger text option in iOS will translate to web content if the content
> is styled with the Apple system fonts.
> Another issue is that there is no way to override pinch zoom when blocked
> on mobile safari unless you apple a bookmarklet each time you visit a
> page.  Pimch zoom also requires horizontal scrolling - so page options to
> increase text size might be helpful in mobile where there are likely no
> break points less than  320.
> Jon
> Sent from my iPhone
> > On Jan 14, 2016, at 7:32 AM, Michiel Bijl <michiel@agosto.nl> wrote:
> >
> >
> >> 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
> >
> >
> >
> --

Mitchell Evan
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