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RE: Making pt a non-physical unit

From: Ludger Buenger <ludger.buenger@realobjects.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Jan 2010 10:32:05 +0100
Message-ID: <96458C389BF1724995FFD7FAD8892637351238@ex.nc-sb.de>
To: "Boris Zbarsky" <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>, "David Singer" <singer@apple.com>
Cc: <www-style@w3.org>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-style-request@w3.org [mailto:www-style-request@w3.org] On
> Behalf Of Boris Zbarsky
> Sent: Friday, January 08, 2010 12:30 AM
> Cc: www-style@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Making pt a non-physical unit
> 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.
> -Boris

Which font does gecko use when displaying a two times scaled version of
the print preview on screen?

24pt or 2*12pt?

The reason why I ask is because this is not only philosophical point of
view but also depends on the use case: for an upscaled preview I believe
one should't use a different font but scale the original font.

Best regards,

Received on Friday, 8 January 2010 09:32:35 UTC

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