https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=58683

Eduard Braun <eduard.bra...@gmx.de> changed:

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--- Comment #2 from Eduard Braun <eduard.bra...@gmx.de> ---
I totally concur. This is problem seems actually to appear in two increments:

1) Text that is actually designed to be gray (somewhere around #666). This is
very hard to read and should not used at all. Either the information is
important (than it can be colored black) or it is not (then it can be left out
or linked to).
This nuisance even affects text that is clearly important and should *never* be
colored in gray, e.g. the header of Flow pages or text in editboxes (replying
is the most important feature of talk pages after all; why is the text
gray???).

2) Text that is black by design but colored in a very dark gray for "technical"
reasons (somewhere around #333). It is often said black on white would be too
harsh to read. This is actually a web developer's myth. Every software uses
black on white and also most printed media uses black on white (at least as far
at it is technically possible).
If real black text on white background actually hurts your eyes, then you
should adjust your display (probably turn down brightness). We shouldn't mess
with text colors to compensate for users not having their hardware set up
correctly. Maybe some users have very dark displays with low contrast - further
reducing contrast by using dark gray text will even reduce readability for
them.

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