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Re: Making pt a non-physical unit

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Thu, 07 Jan 2010 18:30:13 -0500
Message-ID: <4B466E85.5060109@mit.edu>
To: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
CC: www-style@w3.org
On 1/7/10 5:57 PM, David Singer wrote:
> It's pretty minor.  It's just that a designed 24pt font face is not the same as the 12pt face drawn twice as large.  If the user asks for general zoom in, they should get the 12pt face drawn larger.  (Smaller faces tend to have larger 'holes' in them, and be a little 'fatter', for readability).

I think this might be a philosophical difference but we (Gecko 
developers) feel pretty strongly that in this situation we should in 
fact use the 24pt font face instead of just upscaling the 12pt one, 
precisely because of the readability issue.

-Boris
Received on Thursday, 7 January 2010 23:36:01 GMT

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