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From Diana Shannon <terrac...@mac.com>
Subject Re: Forrest (a.k.a. xml.apache.org 2.0)
Date Fri, 21 Dec 2001 14:23:51 GMT
>> Consider using the unit pixel (px) instead of the unit point (pt) for font
>> sizes, as this (I believe) ensures the closest possible similarity
>> x-platform regarding font sizes.
> 
> this is extremely wrong. An inch on a mac screen contains far less pixels
> (72?) than a windows pc screen (96?). The best cross-platform unit sizing
> for good control is 'em'
> -- so you will have wide variations between platforms if you use px.  In
> addition your users cannot resize the text if they want to see it larger.

Well, the following article makes a reasonable argument for pixels. You may
want to check out:
http://www.alistapart.com/stories/fear4/index.html

Diana


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