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From Diana Shannon <>
Subject Re: Forrest (a.k.a. 2.0)
Date Fri, 21 Dec 2001 17:29:23 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?).
>> Where did you read this from? Mac and Windows have different default
>> gamma correction settings, but dpi is a property of screens, not a
>> software property (and both OS assume 72 dpi)
> from my past with cdrom apps, but also, I just snipped the following from
> the article ( Diana
> Shannon suggested in this thread:
> Points of contention
> There are approximately 72 points per inch. To match this, Mac OS offers a
> default resolution of 72 pixels per inch, mapping pixels to points. Of
> course, once the Mac user changes her screen resolution, all bets are off.

Yes, and IE browser (5+) for Mac's default setting is 96 pixels per inch


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