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best way to ignore large fonts?

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I have a considerable number of controls in which I'd like to keep all the
fonts exactly how they are seen in the normal-sized, even if the client
machine uses large or extra large. Is it possible to ignore and/or override
the larger font settings at the app level, or do I need to tweak every
single control?

Paul
Nov 21 '05 #1
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Besides being illegal, it is a rather mean-spirited thing to do.

I'm not kidding. If it is used by the US Government, you have to make it
accessible to people with disabilities like limited sight. Besides, why
would you want to intentionally limit your user-base?

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Jonathan Allen
"Paul" <no***@executespammers.org> wrote in message
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I have a considerable number of controls in which I'd like to keep all the
fonts exactly how they are seen in the normal-sized, even if the client
machine uses large or extra large. Is it possible to ignore and/or
override
the larger font settings at the app level, or do I need to tweak every
single control?

Paul

Nov 21 '05 #2

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Jonathan Allen wrote:
Besides being illegal, it is a rather mean-spirited thing to do.

I'm not kidding. If it is used by the US Government, you have to make it
accessible to people with disabilities like limited sight. Besides, why
would you want to intentionally limit your user-base?


Illegal.. oh please. Show me the law text that prohibits using non
scalable designs. That it may limit your userbase, I agree with.

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Rinze van Huizen
C-Services Holland b.v.
Nov 21 '05 #3

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The law doesn't mention font scaling specifically, but as it was clearly
designed for people with poor eyesight, it isn't a big leap.

SEC. 508. ELECTRONIC AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
(a) REQUIREMENTS FOR FEDERAL DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES.--
(1) ACCESSIBILITY.--
(A) DEVELOPMENT, PROCUREMENT, MAINTENANCE, OR USE OF ELECTRONIC AND
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.--When developing, procuring, maintaining, or using
electronic and information technology, each Federal department or agency,
including the United States Postal Service, shall ensure, unless an undue
burden would be imposed on the department or agency, that the electronic and
information technology allows, regardless of the type of medium of the
technology--
(i) individuals with disabilities who are Federal employees to have access
to and use of information and data that is comparable to the access to and
use of the information and data by Federal employees who are not individuals
with disabilities; and
(ii) individuals with disabilities who are members of the public seeking
information or services from a Federal department or agency to have access
to and use of information and data that is comparable to the access to and
use of the information and data by such members of the public who are not
individuals with disabilities.
http://www.section508.gov/index.cfm?...=Content&ID=14

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Jonathan Allen
Former government contractor.

"C-Services Holland b.v." <cs*@REMOVEcsh4u.nl> wrote in message
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Jonathan Allen wrote:
Besides being illegal, it is a rather mean-spirited thing to do.

I'm not kidding. If it is used by the US Government, you have to make it
accessible to people with disabilities like limited sight. Besides, why
would you want to intentionally limit your user-base?


Illegal.. oh please. Show me the law text that prohibits using non
scalable designs. That it may limit your userbase, I agree with.

--
Rinze van Huizen
C-Services Holland b.v.

Nov 21 '05 #4

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Jonathan,

This newsgroup is visited from everywhere on earth.

That is where Peter was pointing you on.

He was so clever to write "the" law, not "a" law.

It can be illegal in some local cultures, however therefore not all over the
world.

Cor
Nov 21 '05 #5

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I did specify the " US Government" in my original post. Besides, I was just
joking about that part, it isn't like anyone pays attention to that law.

I was, however, serious about it being a mean thing to. To intentionally
disable a feature like that does demonstrate a lack of professionalism.

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Jonathan Allen
"Cor Ligthert" <no************@planet.nl> wrote in message
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Jonathan,

This newsgroup is visited from everywhere on earth.

That is where Peter was pointing you on.

He was so clever to write "the" law, not "a" law.

It can be illegal in some local cultures, however therefore not all over
the world.

Cor

Nov 21 '05 #6

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Jonhathan,
I was, however, serious about it being a mean thing to. To intentionally
disable a feature like that does demonstrate a lack of professionalism.


That I agree completly with you.

:-)

Cor
Nov 21 '05 #7

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Whoa, silly me. On second thought, I really didn't have a compelling reason
to disable large fonts, and I'm not a professional anyways, just messing
around. I apologize for posting such a ludicrous question.

Paul

"Jonathan Allen" <x@x.x> wrote in message
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I did specify the " US Government" in my original post. Besides, I was just joking about that part, it isn't like anyone pays attention to that law.

I was, however, serious about it being a mean thing to. To intentionally
disable a feature like that does demonstrate a lack of professionalism.

--
Jonathan Allen

Nov 21 '05 #8

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No, go ahead and ask your questions. Just because you ran across one old
curmudgeon with strongly held delusions about what constitutes good
programming doesn't mean others won't be helpful.

A bit of advice. The best way to deal with people like that is to post a
follow-up with the reason you want that functionality. There is no better
way to knock the person down a peg or two. And besides, they may just be
holding out on you. I know one nasty old man that wouldn't help anyone to
something strange until they said exactly why they needed to. The worse part
was, he would do the same thing even if he didn't know the answer.

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Jonathan Allen
"Paul" <no***@executespammers.org> wrote in message
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Whoa, silly me. On second thought, I really didn't have a compelling
reason
to disable large fonts, and I'm not a professional anyways, just messing
around. I apologize for posting such a ludicrous question.

Paul

Nov 21 '05 #9

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