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Re: Accessibility and Web Fonts

From: Andrew Cunningham <andj.cunningham@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2016 08:55:19 +1100
Message-ID: <CAOUP6Kmpm6Sxog3zqOKgcU3PP1Mu7U6XcasVG3j+DFgZoM_JBg@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Michael A. Peters" <mpeters@domblogger.net>
Cc: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
If SVG fonts can be used in this way, that would be interesting, but is it
a server side or client side technique.

woff/woff2 should be functionally similar to the ttf/otf font

SVG fonts can very in functionality. In my projects I don't  tend to use
SVG fonts. The OpenType in SVG specs haven't progressed far enough yet, so
SVG is quite limited in the languages and written scripts they can actually
support. Language support is a key criteria for my projects.


On 25 Nov 2016 06:39, "Michael A. Peters" <mpeters@domblogger.net> wrote:

It was suggested to me that making SVG fonts available is of benefit to
people with certain types of dyslexia, apparently they can be rendered in a
way that make the dyslexia less of an impact.

Is that really the case or do ttf repackaged in woff/woff2 work just as
well? And if woff/woff2 do not work just as well, is there anything special
that needs to be done when preparing the svg fonts and/or making the client
aware they exist?
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