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Re: [platform-help-dev] Why are the fontsizes fixed in the book.css?


This mailing list is for communication among help _system_ developers.
Help system cannot really force documentation to not use fixed fonts, and
allow for documentation to be arbitrary HTML files at the same time.  It is
really up to documentation plug-ins to contribute contents that is
accessible.  You saw it possible, because fonts in help UI, other than
contents scale nicely.
I have transferred a bug
https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=62049 you opened earlier to
the Platform Doc component.  If you cannot wait and feel it is not getting
the desired attention, you can propose a fix in the bug or on the
platform.doc mailing list.

Konrad Kolosowski
Eclipse Help System

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                                       fontsizes fixed in the book.css?    
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I find it really hard to read the eclipse online docu,
because the font size is set to small (fixed) fonts.
When I read long texts on the screen I prefer really big
fonts, because I find it much more relaxing for my eyes
to read text that way. For quickly looking up something,
small fonts may be acceptable.

Is there a reason to use a fixed size font? I really hate
this (Its the same annoying restriction on the eclipse webpage).

With internet explorer and mozilla one can nicely change the
font size of a web page using the weelmouse (hold the control
key down and scroll the wheel).

(I don't feel "disabled" enough to use the Microsoft
accessibility magnifying glass)

The simplest way to make the fonts scalable is by removing
the book.css from the doc zip files (or by removing the
font-size entries in that file).

I feel tempted to write a little plugin that removes the
book.css from the doc zip files....

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