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Font Sizes - units of measure

From: Joe Clark <joeclark@contenu.nu>
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2001 22:46:33 -0400
Message-Id: <a0510030db7b0b6271671@[216.209.62.75]>
To: w3c-wai-gl@W3.org
>I'd be interested to know anything about people's experience of real world
>implementation of font sizes?
>
>The conclusions of the following article 
><http://www.alistapart.com/stories/fear4/index.html> are that real 
>world implementation of the W3C recommended 'em' doesn't work
>and that there are only two options -
>
>1) specify in pixels (which you can't resize on the browser and therefore
>ain't accessible).

You can't resize in Netscape 4, a program you should *not* be using, 
but in nearly every other graphical browser on the planet (IE, iCab, 
Opera), you *can* resize fonts. I haven't figured out how to do it in 
Netscape 6.1 on Macintosh yet. I think it might not be implemented on 
that platform as yet.
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