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RE: Allowing font size changes

From: Jonathan Avila <jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2016 14:41:20 +0000
To: "Durham, Heather" <heather.durham@pearson.com>, Michiel Bijl <michiel@agosto.nl>
CC: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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Ø  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?

Page zoom (if not blocked or disrupted by the author) can be used to me SC 1.4.4 resize of text.  People may disagree on this – but this is current the case through sufficient techniques that were created by the WCAG working group.

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From: Durham, Heather [mailto:heather.durham@pearson.com]
Sent: Friday, January 15, 2016 9:30 AM
To: Michiel Bijl
Cc: Patrick H. Lauke; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Re: Allowing font size changes

Page zoom is different from font size change.

On Thu, Jan 14, 2016 at 5:23 AM, Michiel Bijl <michiel@agosto.nl<mailto: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?

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