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Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#10031 closed defect (bug) (wontfix)

Rendering problem with larr/rarr entities

Reported by: Denis-de-Bernardy Owned by:
Milestone: 2.9 Priority: normal
Severity: minor Version: 2.8
Component: Administration Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


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We should probably switch back to using laquo/raquo.

Change History (3)

comment:1 @Denis-de-Bernardy6 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 2.8 to 2.9

affects MacOS only, so can wait until 2.9

comment:2 @Elpie6 years ago

  • Cc Elpie added

It's a font rendering bug. IE8 has a couple as well (cannot render some glyphs in certain fonts. • is one that comes to mind).

The problem with using laquo/raquo is that these are quotation marks, telling screen reader users that the content inside is a quotation. They get read « as "left double angle quote" and » as "right double angle quote" (some assistive devices even spit out "left-pointing double angle quotation mark") which is a whole lot of mess when they are incorrectly used to create a pretty visual display.

Far better (IMO) to leave WP alone and hope the browser bugs are sorted quickly.

comment:3 @scribu6 years ago

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed
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