[rb-general] Website is neigh unreadable

Profpatsch mail at profpatsch.de
Sat Oct 15 06:56:56 CEST 2016

On 16-10-14 02:23pm, Profpatsch wrote:
> I can barely read the text and I’m not visually impaired
> in any way.
> I have attached a screenshot on how the site is displayed on my system.
> For reference, here are the W3C rules about minimum contrast:
> https://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/visual-audio-contrast-contrast.html

I researched a bit more into the problem, and it turned out
to be a bit more complex.

The first font-family on the site is called „Raleway“, and
it’s a font designed in 2011 for the League of Movable Type.
It originally only featured a „thin“ weight.
In 2012/13 it was taken up by other designers and lots of
weights were added. Still, the league only features the
original version, which I had installed.

I went forward and patched my distribution’s version in the
meantime (https://github.com/NixOS/nixpkgs/pull/19573),
but other users of the league fonts might not be so lucky.

I suggest updating the font definitions of the website to
request the „regular“ weight of Raleway and fall back to
other fonts if that is not available.

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