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user over-ride px font size in Win IE (was Re: Question about px: Relative size?)

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2005 21:45:45 -0500
Message-ID: <42686559.3070906@w3.org>
To: WAI-IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

> Internet Explorer for Windows can't resize px-based fonts.

Another thing that many people don't know is that users can over-ride font sizes in Windows Internet Explorer (IE):
1. from the menu: Tools > Internet Options...
2. in the Internet Options dialog box: Accessibility... button
3. in the Accessibility dialog box: Ignore font sizes specified on Web pages checkbox
Then View > Text Size does change the px font sizes.

Please note that I am _not_ saying that IE is (or is not) doing this right, nor that this means it is OK to use px font sizing.
My purpose is solely to help get this information to more users so those who are stuck using IE and need to increase the font size of Web pages know how to do so in more cases.

~ Shawn
Shawn Lawton Henry
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
e-mail: shawn@w3.org
phone: +1.617.395.7664
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Received on Friday, 22 April 2005 02:45:48 UTC

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