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Re: fonts size specification

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charlesn@sunrise.srl.rmit.edu.au>
Date: Sun, 16 Aug 1998 09:38:33 +1000 (EST)
To: WAI <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.91.980816093537.16986A-100000@sunrise.srl.rmit.edu.au>
The problem with fonts is relatively minor, and is greater with CSS, 
which allows absolute sizes to be specified eg in points. Although most 
browsers allow an over-ride, and Opera beaves especially nicely, it is 
related to the problem of setting absolute sizes for an XxY screen and 
expecting it to help people if you say 'use a 1500x1200 21" monitor'. It 
doesn't. Having to scroll across and down to read pages is a fast way to 
render them illegible.

in the guidelines thing it is a p3 (may be done - will improve 
accessibility).

Charles McCathieNevile
Received on Saturday, 15 August 1998 20:01:25 GMT

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