[sugar] default font too big?

Owen Williams owen
Fri Dec 8 13:38:39 EST 2006

On Fri, 2006-12-08 at 12:39 -0500, Celeste Lyn Paul wrote:
> Are you inquiring about changing font size just for your development purposes 
> or in general?  If it is just to make things more comfortable for youself, 
> I'm not sure how you would adjust those settings.
> However, if you are talking about the general interface, remember that 
> children are going to be using these interfaces, not adults.  When reading 
> text on a screen, children prefer larger, sans-serif fonts.
> The usability lab at Wichita has done a lot of research on reading text on 
> screen,  here is one study in particular as a reference: 
> http://psychology.wichita.edu/surl/usabilitynews/3W/fontJR.htm

I'd rather not change my own font settings just to make myself happy,
because I want to know that I'm looking at the same screen all the kids
will be.  I thought the current size was based on assumptions of
readability of the swizzled screen, and was more of a guess than a final
decision.  If the current font size is based on that research, then
that's good enough for me.  


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