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Re: [CSS] font-size-adjust curiosity

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 4 Mar 2012 18:46:21 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDA8xThEb=cfCo_NwB-R0V3zbQLdcdX+Bb-nrcM4LhVYeQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
Cc: W3C www-style mailing list <www-style@w3.org>, Schalk Neethling <sneethling@mozilla.com>, Philippe Wittenbergh <ph.wittenbergh@l-c-n.com>
On Sun, Mar 4, 2012 at 6:04 PM, John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com> wrote:
> Tab Atkins wrote:
>> Fallback fonts are *always* the same size as the main font, because
>> they all use the same font-size declaration.  font-size-adjust just
>> lets you change what you're using to define "size", because having the
>> same x-height can be visually more appealing when mixing fonts.
>
> No, fallback fonts are sized differently depending upon the ratio of
> their x-height to em size, as specified in the description of the
> font-size-adjust property.  The size is determined by a combination
> of 'font-size' and 'font-size-adjust'.

Reread what I wrote - I'm saying exactly the same thing as you.  ^_^

> The reason for keeping x-height constant is less about being "visually
> more appealing" than it is about readability at small sizes, where the
> x-height is a determining factor.

Okay, sure.

~TJ
Received on Monday, 5 March 2012 02:47:08 GMT

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