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Re: Making pt a non-physical unit

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Fri, 8 Jan 2010 12:52:28 +1300
Message-ID: <11e306601001071552o3881cf9do9a05f46e38f335aa@mail.gmail.com>
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
Cc: David Singer <singer@apple.com>, www-style@w3.org
On Fri, Jan 8, 2010 at 12:30 PM, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu> wrote:

> On 1/7/10 5:57 PM, David Singer wrote:
>> It's pretty minor.  It's just that a designed 24pt font face is not the
>> same as the 12pt face drawn twice as large.  If the user asks for general
>> zoom in, they should get the 12pt face drawn larger.  (Smaller faces tend to
>> have larger 'holes' in them, and be a little 'fatter', for readability).
> I think this might be a philosophical difference but we (Gecko developers)
> feel pretty strongly that in this situation we should in fact use the 24pt
> font face instead of just upscaling the 12pt one, precisely because of the
> readability issue.

Right. If you're going to change the layout anyway, because of the change in
the effective window width, why not use the more readable font face?

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