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Subject: Re: [dita-comment] Font issues with DITA 1.2 specifications

Hi Susan,

There is a much more recent draft (June 22) located here:

I'm not sure what font it uses, but it may have changed since the draft you
looked at - I think we are now using fonts that are required by OASIS as
part of their template for standards.

The squeezed text in the language specification should now be fixed - we
did some work on that specific item last week.

So, hopefully the latest internal draft is better on both counts.

Robert D Anderson
IBM Authoring Tools Development
Chief Architect, DITA Open Toolkit

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Looking at the May 18, 2010 TC internal review versions of the DITA 1.2
Architectural Specification and the DITA 1.2 Language Specification, I
found the text extremely hard to read because of the Sans Serif font
chosen. The DITA 1.0 and DITA 1.1 specifications used a much more
eye-friendly Times Roman type font. There are also problems with the text
in table columns in the language specification being horizontally squeezed
together to fit the column to the point of almost being unreadable. I
sincerely hope that the final released versions of the specifications are
easier to read. Having visual barriers to comprehension does not help in
training people or in fostering DITA adoption.

Susan Self

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