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re relative font sizes - x-height

From: Julia Collins <julia@we3.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2003 11:16:01 +0100
To: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <BB174BF1.15B5%julia@we3.co.uk>
I should have added that this is a useful measure for determining font size
when you have a font that is either inordinately large or small in the
x-height ­ a small x-height font can look a bit tiny at the same size as
a perfectly legible average x-height.  This doesnąt apply much, however, to
the more usual webby fonts, which tend to have quite big x-heights.

Julia

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