On Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 9:44 PM, Gerard Meijssen
Given that you do have statistics, how did all the
huha around the ULS
"performance issue" and now all this hit the use of the functionality for
I'm not sure what statistics you're referring to.
We know that it helps but how do we help people with
dyslexia? They are
"only" 7 to 10% of a population.. I have not done the arithmetic but would
that be more than 7 to 10% of all our readers? (what is the breakdown in
fonts for our total public)
In the FAQ (https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Typography_refresh#FAQ
specifically mentioned enhancing the view for dyslexic users as one of the
reasons why the body font color was changed. To go in to more detail about
other aspects... dyslexic users is one of the reasons why we did not
suggest we switch to a serif for body text along with the headers. As far
as I understand, it's also a reason to not specify a more humanist-style
sans-serif like Open Sans, Verdana, or DejaVu where the letterforms have
more calligraphic characteristics compared to a Grotesk-style sans like
Arial, Helvetica, and Nimbus.
Of course there is also the question about whether to deliver Open Dyslexic
as a webfont option via ULS. I don't know why it was removed and how that
decision was made, so I can't comment on it.