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RE: webaim-forum-d Digest V2003 #52 [fixed font sizes]


From: Leo Smith
Date: Mar 7, 2003 2:50PM

>If you use a
> fixed font size such as points, no matter what setting they use on
> their browser, they cannot change the size of the text. CNN.com is a
> good example of fixed size fonts. An Opera user however, does not have
> this limitation - it will resize fixed and relative sized fonts but
> not all users with low vision use Opera.

Netscape 6, Netscape 7 and IE5/Mac also let you resize text that
is specified in absolute units of measure, such as pixels.

However relative sizes are, of course, always better.


Leo Smith
Web Designer/Developer
USM Office of Publications and Marketing
University of Southern Maine

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