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Re: Text displayed within Amaya compared to text displayed within other browsers.

From: Keith Hopper <kh@waikato.ac.nz>
Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2009 17:07:13 +1300
To: www-amaya@w3.org
Message-ID: <502dcf9835kh@waikato.ac.nz>
In article <20F5F8D0-A057-4764-8CB3-7EB3577AE7AC@auckland.ac.nz>,
   Peter Kerr <p.kerr@auckland.ac.nz> wrote:

> On 14/02/2009, at 12:43 AM, David Lockett wrote:

> > Text in Amaya displays differently than it displays within regular  
> > browsers even when the text is correctly formatted, this can be true  
> > even with pages that are created within Amaya.
> >
> > The text often displays smaller and bolder in Amaya than it displays  
> > within the major browsers, ....

> There was some discussion on this topic,
> check the list archives on and following 2007-12-07

> IIRC there was no consensus on the cause or fix for
> the problem, but I'll stick to my theory that some
> (un-named) browser and/or OS rendering engines
> wrongly believe 1 pixel = 1 point.

     I think it is even uglier than that - some operating systems seem to
think that the window manager default is 72 dots per inch. I have window
managers/displays running at 90 and even 110 dots per inch. which makes the
widely used 72 look a bit crude.


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