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Opened 15 years ago

Closed 15 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

#10031 closed defect (bug) (wontfix)

Rendering problem with larr/rarr entities

Reported by: denis-de-bernardy's profile Denis-de-Bernardy Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: minor Version: 2.8
Component: Administration Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


Related to this bug:

We should probably switch back to using laquo/raquo.

Change History (4)

#1 @Denis-de-Bernardy
15 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 2.8 to 2.9

affects MacOS only, so can wait until 2.9

#2 @Elpie
15 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.

#3 @scribu
15 years ago

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

#4 @DrewAPicture
9 years ago

  • Milestone 2.9 deleted
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