Wikipedia PDF Article Print Option - Need Option to Change Printed Font Size
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Author: jrcohen

Description:
The new option to convert Wikipedia articles to PDF format is a great improvement in the print quality. But the default font size appears to about 8 or 9 points, too small for comfortable reading to these 64 year old eyes. I would like to see one of these options:

(1) Allow the user to enter his/her preferred font size, perhaps with upper and lower limits.

(2) Or if (1) is too difficult to implement, offer 3 sizes, Small, Medium, and Large, where Small would be the current size; Medium would be 11 points ( or 2-3 point sizes larger than Small), and Large would be 13 points (or 2-3 points larger than Medium.)

Also it would be convenient to store the user's preference, so that the font size selection would not have to be entered for each PDF print job. But if a certain article needs to be printed in a different size than the user's normal size, it should be quick and easy to change the size for that exceptional print job.


Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement
See Also:
http://web.archive.org/web/20090211185349/http://code.pediapress.com/wiki/ticket/76

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bzimport created this task.May 1 2010, 5:38 PM

jrcohen wrote:

NOTE: IF THIS ENHANCEMENT REQUEST HAS BEEN ENTERED IN THE WRONG PLACE, KINDLY MOVE IT FOR ME TO THE CORRECT PLACE

volker.haas wrote:

At the moment it is not planned to make PDFs customizable

[Removing RESOLVED LATER as discussed in
http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikitech-l/2012-November/064240.html .
Reopening and setting priority to "Lowest".
For future reference, please use either RESOLVED WONTFIX (for issues that will
not be fixed), or simply set lowest priority. Thanks a lot!]

TheDJ, opinions?
I note OCG/rdf2latex seems to have fixed <span style="font-variant:small-caps"> and similar, but comment 0 seems to be about a user preference/choice.

Danny_B moved this task from Unsorted to Font size on the Accessibility board.Jan 22 2016, 9:21 PM
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