@pkra I can stop it happening by adding `font-variant-ligatures: none` to the CSS, so might just leave it there
between 1996 and 2015, the only Irish county names given to children born in the UK were:
oh wow, firefox developer tools has a tool to simulate colour vision deficiency and contrast loss! https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Tools/Accessibility_inspector/Simulation
@virtuosew really well, thanks! No time for questions at the end, but the kids were really engaged throughout. Almost worth the massive covid risk
@petrilaarne wikipedia says in Sweden a ✓ is often used for "incorrect". No mention of % though - that's interesting! It feels like a tricky symbol to draw, which matters when you're doing a lot of marking!
@christianp I don't know any other symbols, but in Chinese user interfaces, the colour red often stands for correct / success / OK. In the West, we're used to green for OK and red for errors.
For comparison, here are the slides I used in 2014: https://www.staff.ncl.ac.uk/christian.perfect/outreach-enneahedron-slides/
weirdly, the custom element code I copied from MDN didn't work in Chrome, for <undisclosed reasons>. I've found a way of making it work now
The talk went really well last time, so I didn't want to change too much. One thing I'm really struck by now is that every character in the story, including me, is a white man. I'm not sure what to do about that.
I'll tell the kids that the story took place in a time when you pretty much had to be a well-off white man to dedicate time to maths and have me end up knowing about it.
Mathematician, koala fan, mathstodon.xyz admin,
⅓ of https://aperiodical.com. He/him
The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!