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RE: fixed font size.

From: Scarlett Julian <Julian.Scarlett@sheffield.gov.uk>
Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2004 08:44:06 +0100
Message-ID: <92EDB2FD9A725A478A251D9049E76AFC10BFB9@msmxs01.sheffield.gov.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

When I view it in IE6 I can increase the text size (albeit in a limited way given the outstanding lack of choices avialable). However, it seems that the site builder has paid no regard to the line height thus when I increase the text size lines start overlapping.

I'm quite interested in this as our CMS uses fixed px font-sizes and I'd quite like a good argument too.


-----Original Message-----
From: David.Pawson@rnib.org.uk [mailto:David.Pawson@rnib.org.uk]
Sent: 06 April 2004 08:24
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: fixed font size.

The site http://www.pilot-link.org/
is using an external css file in which the font size is fixed.
When I mailed him, he seemed confident that his was a good site,
asking for feedback.

In the css file he has

body {
	font-size:		10px;
	font-family:		verdana, helvetica, sans-serif;

I.e. he's fixed everything at 10 pixels font size, which I find
uncomfortably small.

Quite rigid, doesn't allow me to increase it for my own needs.
 I think with IE6 on board, the only way I can overcome his
font size is by using my own CSS in the cascade?

How can I persuade him that its not a good idea please?

Regards DaveP.

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