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Re: What's an em

From: Clive Bruton <clive@typonaut.demon.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2000 20:42:46 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <S.0000075862@mail.indx.co.uk>
To: <www-style@w3.org>, <www-font@w3.org>
Todd Fahrner wrote at 02/02/00 01:09

>If the requirement were for the level of precision and optical 
>refinement appropriate to hand-set materials (or even better DTP), I 
>would agree.

Shouldn't that be the aim?

>I think the 
>exhibits in CSS-2 speak for themselves.

In that it's unrealistic to compare a sans with a large x-height with a 
semi-calligraphic script with a small x-height?


-- Clive
Received on Thursday, 3 February 2000 10:25:41 GMT

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