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Re: [css-text] Characters per line

From: <mus@designtoday.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:03:28 +0100
Message-ID: <f95955f57f14979d8ccd550d54e7836a.squirrel@server2.pcs-net.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: "mus@designtoday.co.uk" <mus@designtoday.co.uk>, "Koji Ishii" <kojiishi@gluesoft.co.jp>, "CSS WWW Style (www-style@w3.org)" <www-style@w3.org>, "Zack Weinberg" <zackw@panix.com>
not sure if em would be the best measurement for this as it isnt font
dependent. Perhaps using ex for compatibility with CH for those browsers
that support it. Saw this on the quirksmode website that was quite useful.

http://www.quirksmode.org/css/units-values/fontdependent.html

Many thanks again guys for getting back to me.

Mustafa

> On Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 2:32 AM,  <mus@designtoday.co.uk> wrote:
>> I see, I hadnt come across that unit measurement before. I think that
>> would be adequate, not sure if designers are really aware of it as they
>> generally think in CPL. I have a talk next month at a London meet up,
>> ill
>> mention CH there. :)
>
> As Zack said, using 'em' should generally be okay too.  In most fonts,
> 1ch is approximately equal to .5em.
>
> ~TJ
>
>
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