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Re: Why reduce font size

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2005 20:45:34 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200503022045.j22KjYr01900@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

> This rough sketch might illustrate that visual weight, proportion and
> sense of emphasis would be lost if I relied on a Minimum font size
> setting for every day browsing. The sketch doesn't have precise keyword

In reality, all graphical browsers already implement a minimum font size,
which typically amounts to the 5x7 matrix of early 1970s VDUs (is the
real reason for small fonts retro styling?); they just don't expose the
minimum size parameter to the user.   The alternative, used by Acrobat
reader, is to greek small text, but you then have to be able to read it.
Received on Wednesday, 2 March 2005 22:42:42 GMT

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