|+ 1 here.|
Chet and Paul, it is embarrassing and awkward that OASIS specifies that committee notes should use a non-open source font. Can we correct this?
Sent from my iPad
At the risk of piling on, can we (the DITA TC) push back on the
choice of Calibri as the body font? Calibri is a Microsoft font,
licensed for use with Windows but problematic for publishing on
other operating systems.
Cambria has the same issue, so it was good to see it replaced in
this version of the OASIS CN.
How strict is OASIS with respect to font specifications? If we
(the DITA TC) can substitute another (similar) body font, we would
On 1/31/19 11:25 AM, Paul Knight wrote:
Hi Kris and all,
Thanks for assembling this so clearly! It's very useful to
consider several of these items together.
I'll dig into this and see what the next steps might be.
I'm comparing the PDF that Chet sent in November with
what we we have in our current style sheets. Here are the
changes that I identify:
|Comments/Things we need from OASIS
|New header for cover page. Includes:
- New logo
- The text "OASIS Committee Note"
- A line
|Text = Arial, 18 pt bold, #707070
Line = ?
- High-quality version of the logo
- Specifications for the line: Color and
|Cover page titles
|Text = Arial (replace Cambria), bold,
#446CAA (replace #?)
Various font weights:
Note Title Version = 24 pt
Committee Note Draft NN = 18pt (replace 16 pt, add
Specification URIs = 12 pt (replace 14 pt, eliminate
|OASIS: I am going to change the fonts
and colors, but largely leave the font sizes as is.
Then let's look at the results and see what you
It does not look like the PDF that you sent us is a
final design; it has less-than-ideal font sizes
(10.80 pt and 8.88 pt) and padding for elements.
Can we standardize font sizes to use whole numbers?
|Sidebar on cover page
|Footer on cover page
|Add; the old design did not have the
|Render copyright statement on a
single line; bottom aligned
|Text = Arial (replace Cambria) bold
H1 = 18 pt
H2 = 13.92 pt (replace 14 pt)
H3 = 12.96 pt
H4 = Not defined
|Can we standardize font sizes to use
|Calilbri 10.80 pt
|Calibri 8.88 pt
Kristen James Eberlein
Chair, OASIS DITA Technical Committee
Principal consultant, Eberlein Consulting
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Group Wellesley, Inc.
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