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Re: percent font size

From: Donna m87 <dm87@rogers.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2003 11:27:38 -0500
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At 5:18 PM +0100 01/4/03, Ben Gilmore wrote:
>Font sizes should be able to be chosen by the user (browsers allow 
>users to increase or decrease font sizes). This is very important 
>for accessibly since visually impaired users might not be able to 
>read small font sizes.
>Defining font size as an absolute fixed value means that the user 
>will not be able to control the size the font is displayed... 'em' 
>is another good alternative to using percentages.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: <mailto:angela.hilton@umist.ac.uk>Angela Hilton
>To: <mailto:w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
>Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2003 4:53 PM
>Subject: percent font size
>Hi All
>Does anyone have any good resources for how to use % font sizes in 
>CSS.  Also - any good confirmation of why that is better that using 
>point sizes.

Out of curiosity, most browsers have a preference or option setting 
that tells the browser to use the browser configured settings (I have 
my favoured font size and background set there), overriding the web 
site designer's settings.  Which browsers do not allow this type of 

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