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Re: Font size question

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From: Leo Smith
Date: Oct 30, 2002 3:01PM


great idea Tom...

thanks!

leo.

On 30 Oct 2002, at 2:48, Tom Gilder wrote:

> On Tuesday, October 29, 2002, 9:28:02 PM, Leo Smith wrote:
> > The solution to this issue seems to be to use font sizes specified
> > in % rather than em.
>
> The problem being that you then run into problems with Opera. Opera
> calculates % incorrectly, making text 1px smaller than it should be.
>
> The easiest way around both these bugs is to use em sizing for
> everything, except the base font, where you do:
>
> body {
> font-size: 80%;
> font-family: verdana, etc, sans-serif;
> }
>
> html>body {
> font-size: .8em;
> }
>
> Hopefully Opera will fix this (incredibly annoying) bug for v7.
>
>
> Cheers
> --
> Tom Gilder
> http://tom.me.uk/
>
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Leo Smith
Web Designer/Developer
USM Office of Publications and Marketing
University of Southern Maine
207-780-4774


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