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Re: font sizes

From: Peter Kerr <p.kerr@auckland.ac.nz>
Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2007 20:15:55 +1300
Cc: www-amaya@w3.org
Message-Id: <37C5C678-150A-4E96-B0DB-62B20198DE71@auckland.ac.nz>
To: ve3ll@cogeco.ca

On 7/12/2007, at 11:52 AM, ve3ll@cogeco.ca wrote:

> I did a quick test at 12pt and measured length for
> lazy dog line .....  ff/opera/msie  were all same at 123mm
> amaya came in at 108mm  ie about 88% of the length of
> the others ---> once again the purist approach may not
> be the best approach when developing a tool if it intended
> for 'real world' designers who are producing product for all
> users...  a conform to concensus viewpoint may bring the
> tool into mainstream use....
> can anyone justify the shortness --- are they all out of step
> except our Jacque????

I'm not happy with expression of line length in mm (or inches ;-)
There are too many variables with dot pitch in displays.

I repeated the lazy dog line, outside of a <p> tag
so it would render in the browser's default font size.

Amaya 9.99 rendered both lines at 67mm on my lcd monitor
with 0.265mm/pixel. The text was identical size to
the screenshot posted by Leon.

Safari 3.04 set with a default browser font of Times 12pt,
rendered the 12 pt styled <p> at 88mm. and
the unstyled body text line at 67 mm, the same as Amaya.
Examining the pixel structure confirms a 33% difference.

Rendering multiple lines of Lorem ipsum to fill an A4 "page"
842 pixels high, with "default" 12 pt. Times,
both Amaya and Safari get 61 lines of 12/14, which is right.
Firefox draws 70 lines of 10/12, which is too small.
MacOS 10.5.1

Peter Kerr
Received on Friday, 7 December 2007 07:16:26 UTC

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