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Re: [css-fonts] Specify that the default "medium" font-size should by 16px?

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2014 17:17:32 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDDjZOS5OWt7SgudVZnpbU7AaA+rQhAH8yRfcLQM1hJj8Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Felix Miata <mrmazda@earthlink.net>
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Mon, Jan 20, 2014 at 12:14 PM, Felix Miata <mrmazda@earthlink.net> wrote:
> It might also make sense to note common exceptions. Gecko defaults to 16px
> for proportional western, but 13px for monospace western on Mac and Windows,
> and 12px (which seems to be inherited from antiquity, when *nix fonts were
> mostly pt sized bitmaps that often lacked increments of less than 2 between
> adjacent sizes) for monospace western on Linux.

That's magical monospace size correction, which isn't specified and
has nothing to do with the computed value of "medium".  Regardless of
the font used, a "font-size: medium" gives the same value, as measured
by the 'em' unit.

~TJ
Received on Wednesday, 22 January 2014 01:18:19 UTC

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