Re: PDFs for user-guide, accessibility-guide and system-admin-guide

On 8 Mar 2006, at 09:32, Emmanuel Pacaud wrote:

I don't think PDF is well suited for on screen reading. Font rendering
and glyph spacing make document harder to read than when it's in html.

Other points against PDF is that HTML rendering is faster, and page
layout of PDF files leaves a lot of unused space (page borders, space
between pages) with no gain regarding readability.

Also, PDF accessibility is pretty much zero in GNOME, which would be kind of ironic for the accessibility guide if nothing else...


CALUM BENSON, Usability Engineer       Sun Microsystems Ireland
mailto:calum benson sun com            Java Desktop System Team             +353 1 819 9771

Any opinions are personal and not necessarily those of Sun Microsystems

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