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1.4.12 Text Spacing [Level AA]


In content implemented using markup languages that support the following text style properties, no loss of content or functionality occurs by setting all of the following and by changing no other style property:

Exception: Human languages and scripts that do not make use of one or more of these text style properties in written text can conform using only the properties that exist for that combination of language and script.

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Sufficent Techniques

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How to test

Steve Faulkner created a browser bookmarklet to test this. Read the blog post.

To use: activate the bookmarklet; this applies the required styles (increased letter and word spacing etc). Then visually scan through page content identify any issues such as clipping or overlaying of content.

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