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Re: percent font size

From: Ben Gilmore <beng@getfrank.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2003 17:18:58 +0100
Message-ID: <092d01c2f86a$669ca940$8501a8c0@frankmiller>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Font sizes should be able to be chosen by the user (browsers allow users to increase or decrease font sizes). This is very important for accessibly since visually impaired users might not be able to read small font sizes.

Defining font size as an absolute fixed value means that the user will not be able to control the size the font is displayed... 'em' is another good alternative to using percentages.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Angela Hilton 
  To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org 
  Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2003 4:53 PM
  Subject: percent font size

  Hi All


  Does anyone have any good resources for how to use % font sizes in CSS.  Also - any good confirmation of why that is better that using point sizes.






  Angela K Hilton

  Web & E-Learning Officer


  Tel: 0161 200 3389


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