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Potential font size issue in the new tab design

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Francesco Lodolo

Mar 23, 2021, 9:18:54 AM3/23/21
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Hi localizers,

A few concerns have been raised about the font size used in the new tab
design when playing multimedia content. The guidance is to use uppercase
(PLAYING, MUTED, etc.), but that's not a viable option for some scripts,
and it might result in low legibility.

Please make sure to prioritize the localization of those strings [1] and
report back if you see any issue in your locale, either here or in this bug

See also the latest issue of the Firefox l10n newsletter, which includes
detailed instructions on how to test



Jonathan Kew

Mar 23, 2021, 9:36:21 AM3/23/21
Just to follow up on this: if you normally work on a machine with a
high-res display (such that the system-wide display scale factor is
>100%, like a Retina-display Mac or equivalent Windows/Linux machine),
it would be good to check legibility of this small text on a low-res
screen as well. Small text that is still adequately readable (if I look
closely) on my PowerBook "retina" screen can become terribly blurry when
the window is moved to a non-hidpi external display.


Francesco Lodolo

Mar 25, 2021, 12:39:50 PM3/25/21
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Sorry, bringing this up again since we didn't get any feedback so far.

One possible solution is to hide the second line of text for all locales
where the font is potentially too small and not legible.

Without feedback, we might have to go with a broad "exclude all locales not
using Latin or Cyrillic script".


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Håvar Henriksen

Mar 25, 2021, 4:26:06 PM3/25/21
I've tested nb-NO on a 5k display, will test later on a display with lower resolution. Looks legible. Should be the same for nn-NO.
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