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

From: Irene Vatton <Irene.Vatton@inria.fr>
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2009 11:40:33 +0100
To: Keith Hopper <kh@waikato.ac.nz>
Cc: www-amaya@w3.org
Message-Id: <1234780833.6580.97.camel@vanuatu.inrialpes.fr>
Le dimanche 15 février 2009 à 17:07 +1300, Keith Hopper a écrit :
> 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.
> 
>                     Keith
> 

Amaya provides a mechanism to control the default font zoom in
Preferences. You can set 80 to reduce the font size, 120 to increase it.

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Irene Vatton <Irene.Vatton@inria.fr>
INRIA
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