I previously wrote about odd font sizes in the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 Solution Demo Package V1.0, and promised I’d write here when I had an answer from Microsoft on the subject.
Well I now have that answer, and the short version is that improved support for larger font sizes is being considered for future releases. Whether that means future releases of R3 (via kernel update or CU) or a future version of AX (Rainier?) is not clear.
However, Microsoft directed me to the Dynamics AX 2012 VPAT (Voluntary Product Accessibility) documentation for accessibility issues, where this is apparently documented. And sure enough, after scouring the ‘Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 VPAT‘, I found this statement:
‘Customised text sizes up to 200% not supported’. So not only buried on a generic MS accessibility website, but also worded badly. ‘Customised text sizes not supported’ would have been clearer. ‘Only supports Windows text size of Smaller / 100%’ even better.
Looking at the VPAT for previous releases of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, I see different wording. This example from the documentation for AX 2012 FP:
So, a font size of 125% was supported, albeit with eight issues listed. The AX 2012 R2 documentation says the same, but with fourteen issues listed. Perhaps as the number of issues increased, the decision was made to remove support for this functionality? Sure is easier than resolving them….