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Re: Note on ClearType fonts [was: PowerPoint accessibility-alt question]


From: Shawn Henry
Date: Apr 30, 2014 9:10AM

On 4/29/2014 9:38 PM, Chagnon | PubCom wrote:
> 8) The Calibri font mentioned in the forum is part of Microsoft's Cleartype
> font collection that were developed specifically for better legibility and
> readability on computer screens. They are installed with MS Windows and
> Office, so they're fairly well distributed on Windows systems. And they are
> in OpenType format.

fyi, some people have trouble reading these fonts. For example, see "Accessibility issues due to sub-pixel rendering" at <http://www.w3.org/WAI/RD/2012/text-customization/p7>;, which includes: "it is apparent that a number of other people struggle with ClearType and complain of blurring...".


Shawn Lawton Henry
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
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