[tbb-dev] Current thoughts on tb-manual presentation

Lunar lunar at torproject.org
Wed May 28 15:47:37 UTC 2014

Matt Pagan:
> Lunar:
> > I am still unconvinced that PDF is an interesting format for what
> > we want to achieve.
> > 
> This may not change your mind, but I wanted to point out to you that a
> pdf file created with wkhtmltopdf (the wk is for webkit) would preserve
> the interactivity of any svg files that are contained therein, (e.g. the
> interactive svg file you made specifically for the manual).

A PDF does not reflow its text content according to the display size.
So if you have a small screen or wish bigger fonts, you have to spend
all your time scrolling. It's harder to change the text colors (think
about visually impaired users). I don't know about text-to-speech with
wkhtmltopdf but most solutions are working fine with web browsers.

PDF are great when you print. For online uses, really, nope (unless you
want the feeling of a book — but we are not doing a book).

Lunar                                             <lunar at torproject.org>
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