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Re: font sizing in amaya

From: Irene Vatton <Irene.Vatton@inrialpes.fr>
Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2002 12:02:48 +0200
To: "John Russell" <ve3ll@rac.ca>
Cc: www-amaya@w3.org, Irene.Vatton@inrialpes.fr
Message-Id: <20020814100248.6D636C@maiaina.inrialpes.fr>

> 
> It has been pointed out to me by another list member that the
> variation in interpretation of font size by all the browsers is
> due to assumptions made on screen size .... 
> resolution size can be easily determined but not the size of
> the actual display monitor  so  12pt will never be exactly 1/6 inch.
> That being said,  it will become difficult to design attractive pages
> if there is no agreement as to what  12pt should look like on 
>    a given monitor with set resolution   between various programs.
>  netscape 7 and msie 6 are very close visually,  opera is only a
> shade off,  but amaya is really for the vision impaired  
>  very big in comparison to others....   is there a specific reason
> or was it a random choice....   as stated in first line there is no 
> CORRECT way  but browser writers can try to coordinate for
>   the poor document creater's sake ... 

I made Windows fonts a little smaller. I hope it won't perturb other Windows
users.

> 
> John Russell, VE3LL@RAC.CA
> http://home.cogeco.ca/~ve3ll (2 L's as in LLAMA)
> check HTML at http://www.htmlhelp.com/tools/validator/
> check CSS at http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/
> check JavaScript at http://www.crockford.com/javascript/jslint.html
> 
> 
Received on Wednesday, 14 August 2002 06:02:55 UTC

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