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    Font size: pt or px?

    Which is better for compatibility, font sizes specified in points or pixels?

    Say UserA has 800x600, and UserB has 1600x1200, would specifying font sizes in pixels allow better visibility at the higher resolution?

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    Neither are good for resolution compatibility. Use % or em, because they scale based on the user's chosen font size.

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    Originally posted by qslack
    Neither are good for resolution compatibility. Use % or em, because they scale based on the user's chosen font size.
    Agreed. Always use em measures when it is within reason to do so.

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    When would it not be within reason?

    I'm only using 2 fonts, arial and verdana, and a few font sizes: 7.5pt, 10pt, 12pt and 20pt.

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    SO what would I set to be the initial value? 100%? How, Where?
    Then from there I can see 120% from the standard font size.

    Thanks,
    Ace

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    edit : i got what i wanted.
    Last edited by astericks; Jul 1, 2002 at 20:48.


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