RE: Allowing font size changes

Ø  do we have recent data on what users want, understand, and actually use?


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From: Mitchell Evan []
Sent: Thursday, January 14, 2016 11:54 AM
To: Jonathan Avila; Michiel Bijl
Cc: Patrick H. Lauke;
Subject: Re: Allowing font size changes

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 <<>> wrote:
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.


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> On Jan 14, 2016, at 7:32 AM, Michiel Bijl <<>> 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.
> 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, 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

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