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Re: about the use of pixels as a unit for typography

From: Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2010 12:29:48 -0400
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=ZuxLOnvAzfkg9+P3JkxM2sGOAMrgo8jjRzigZ@mail.gmail.com>
To: shelby@coolpage.com
Cc: Peter Moulder <peter.moulder@monash.edu>, www-style@w3.org
On Tue, Oct 12, 2010 at 11:14 AM, Shelby Moore <shelby@coolpage.com> wrote:
> We need a unit which is proportional to the viewer's comfortable
> psychophysic viewing size at current resolution on that device. To relieve
> us from deprecating pt, I would suggest that unit be equivalent
> psychophysically to 1 pt on book printed pages, so we can just re-use pt
> for this purpose.

Maybe rem does what you want?

http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-values/#the-rem-unit
Received on Tuesday, 12 October 2010 16:30:41 GMT

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