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Re: Stylings only possible with Tables

From: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Date: Sat, 30 Jun 2007 22:11:39 +0100
Message-ID: <4686C70B.7010908@david-woolley.me.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

Daniel Beardsmore wrote:
> I don't know what "scaling fonts by eye" means. Fonts can be *enlarged* 
> to any size, but it's reducing them to small sizes that becomes very 
> hard as the screen resolution gets in the way.

I believe that fonts are modified for reasons other than pixel fitting, 
so scaling by eye here meant that the person engraving the mould for the 
typeface would make adjustments so that the font looked right at the 
particular size.

On the point about extracting a style sheet from PDF, I did say that you 
couldn't extract it mechanically.  Obvious, if there was a real style 
sheet underlying the design, a human brain can probably deduce what it 
was, but that would be true if all you had was printed hardcopy.

David Woolley
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