Hi Steve,

Thanks for the feedback. Falling back to chalkboard or something like that
is an option. It would provide a font that has a similar appearance.

Part of the issue though is that we do not know why a user chose a specific
font. Is it easier read, is it emotionally gratifying, etc. So a fallback
to chalkboard may satisfy the latter but not the former.  I found
https://www.dailydot.com/via/iso-9-san-francisco-font/ to be an interesting
read about Apple’s San Francisco font. It’s the default system font on
recent iOS and macOS systems and is hopefully both attractive and readable.
So potentially a fall back to San Francisco might be a more readable
option, but would look nothing like comic sans.

A future looking option may be to allow the user to select the system font;
however, this isn’t so straight forward to do at the moment, but there has
been a request to add “system” as generic font name to pick up the systems
font.
https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2015Jul/0169.html

Thanks
Justin


On April 10, 2018 at 12:26:59 PM, Steve Lee (st...@opendirective.com) wrote:

> However, not all platforms do not or no longer natively support Comic
Sans, so we have the dilemma of finding a fall back font for it on systems
such as iOS. Would anyone have thoughts on possible options, potential
fonts, or any suggestions in general on how we can address this issue?

Well i decided to use this fallback for iOS

https://github.com/AlwaysInMind/aim-web-app/blob/ee757102966bb5d646167d60a8fde129fa3d800b/client/src/components/App.css#L5

but have not evidence either fonts are particularly suitable. Ditto
OpenDyslexic

Steve
Steve Lee
OpenDirective http://opendirective.com


On 9 April 2018 at 20:18, Guerrero, Eloisa <eguerr...@ocadu.ca> wrote:
> Hello everyone,
>
> We have an open JIRA here
https://issues.fluidproject.org/browse/FLUID-5525
> for replacing the Comic Sans font in UIO with OpenDyslexic. Originally, we
> thought of Comic Sans as a friendlier alternative for those with
> language-based reading limitations such as dyslexia, but what we didn’t
> realise was that anyone could choose Comic Sans for any reason and I think
> the power of UIO (and correct me if I’m wrong) lies in allowing the user
to
> choose their own preferences regardless of any reasons they may or may not
> have.
>
> However, not all platforms do not or no longer natively support Comic
Sans,
> so we have the dilemma of finding a fall back font for it on systems such
as
> iOS. Would anyone have thoughts on possible options, potential fonts, or
any
> suggestions in general on how we can address this issue?
>
> That being said, we think it would now also be of use to not necessarily
> replace Comic Sans, but to add OpenDyslexic as a font preference to target
> that specific concern as well. There was also a suggestion to be able to
> easily customise UIO to change, add, or remove the fonts. Does anyone have
> thoughts on this?
>
> We gladly welcome your input!
>
> Thank you!
>
> Eloisa
>
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