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From Stas Bekman <>
Subject Re: ANNOUNCE: the new is alive now!
Date Mon, 15 Jul 2002 17:02:43 GMT
David Wheeler wrote:
> On 7/13/02 9:16 AM, "Stas Bekman" <> claimed:
>>Agreed 100%, my fonts suck too :( When I've changed the font-family to
>>pick the good fonts on linux, users on other platforms didn't like that.
>>We were thinking to try removing font-family completely. Does anybody
>>know of any problems with this approach?
> Are you sure that the font-family is the problem and not the font size? I
> recently found some great information on the Apple developer site that
> pointed out that fonts render best across platforms and browsers if their
> sizes are set in pixels rather than points. It makes sense, when you think
> about it.
> I've just applied this principle to the new Bricolage home page. Check
> there, and if the fonts look crappy to anyone, let me know. If not, maybe
> the pixel rule could be applied to the mod_perl site.
> Regards,
> David
> PS: The above assumes that the mod_perl site isn't *already* setting font
> sizes in pixels; I would check it now, but I'm on a plane and not plugged
> in. The issue might already be resolved by the time the messages gets sent,
> too. ;-)

As Allan has already pointed out the mod_perl site does *not* uses any 
fixed font sizes, be it pixels or points. We use 'em' which is the only 
way to stay flexible.

Stas Bekman            JAm_pH ------> Just Another mod_perl Hacker     mod_perl Guide --->

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