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Re: Pixels vs points / contrast ratios


From: Patrick H. Lauke
Date: Oct 10, 2017 6:06AM

A small addendum:

> “The actual size of the character that a user sees is dependent both > on the> author-defined size and the user’s display or user-agent
settings. For > many> mainstream fonts, 14 and 18 point [pt] is roughly
equivalent to 1.2 or > 1.5> em or 120% or 150% of the default size for
body text (assuming that the> body font is 100%), but authors would need
to check this for the > particular> fonts in use”>>> Am I right in
assuming that large scale bold text would be 14x1.2 (16.8> pixels) and
large scale non-bold would be 18x1.5 (27 pixels)?
In most browsers, on default settings, 1em = 100% = 16px

1.2em = 16px * 1.2 = 19.2px
1.5em = 16px * 1.5 = 24px

Patrick H. Lauke

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