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RE: pt vs px for font sizes.

From: Jon Hanna <jon@spin.ie>
Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2002 10:44:23 +0100
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> What do people feel is best, px, pt, or some other CSS varient?

Points and pixels are both dreadful. Points are at least theoretically
accessible, since theoretically one can adjust the mapping between points
and pixels in such a way as to ensure the readability of most commonly used
sizes (8pt+), but currently such support is rare or absent. Pixels give you
the same issues as text-as-images do for people with poor vision. I wouldn't
rule out pixels if the size was so large as to guarantee that *everyone*
could see it, which could conceivably be something you would want in a
design, but isn't likely to arise very often.

The best sizes to use are the named sizes.
Received on Tuesday, 10 September 2002 05:41:33 GMT

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