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Re: Why reduce font size

From: Christoph Päper <christoph.paeper@tu-clausthal.de>
Date: Tue, 01 Mar 2005 17:50:15 +0100
To: "Paul Duncan" <paul.duncan@marketpipe.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <opsmyw11i3ofh7fl@crissov.heim4.tu-clausthal.de>

*Paul Duncan <paul.duncan@marketpipe.com>*:
> Susan Lesch
>
>> In about 1999, Mac browser vendors changed from 12px to 16px [1,2].
>
> While that tried to address the problem, it resulted in the default font  
> in all browsers being way too large for normal usage.

Too small font sizes are easily achieved, but too large hardly. The  
defaults (16 px) work fine for me, having average eye-sight and using a  
quite common display setup (15" TFT @ 1024 px × 768 px).
Anyway, this is not really a topic for www-style.
Received on Tuesday, 1 March 2005 16:50:49 GMT

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