[rb-general] Website is neigh unreadable

Holger Levsen holger at layer-acht.org
Mon Oct 17 14:07:01 CEST 2016


On Sat, Oct 15, 2016 at 06:56:56AM +0200, Profpatsch wrote:
> 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.

thanks for your bug report and the analysis!
> 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.

However, I don't have the time to track down whether this is really an
issue on the client or server side, which would be needed to file proper
bugs in Debian… and to fix it properly (if its server side).

I'll note however that you are the first person to report such problem,
so I suppose it's rather on your client OSs side, but I dunno.

I'd also like to note that whatever is the cause for this, we should
workaround it anyway (and fix it properly too if needed).
> 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.

If you could propose a patch for
(see the css folder there) that would be awesome!

As a side note: this has me made realize that we don't have a tracker to
track issues with https://reproducible-builds.org/ nor for example the
SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH spec. (we do have trackers for all the Debian stuff,
incl. jenkins.debian.net - just nothing for the distribution agnostic
stuff. Any ideas/comments on this… issue?

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