on 2003-12-09 06:06 Andy Budd wrote:
> The fact that they are a relative unit (based on the size of a lowercase
Um, no, it's the width that is equal to the vertical size of the type
body. In old-style and transitional faces, the UPPERCASE M fit in a body
of that width. Because of its meaning, it has a direct mathematical
relationship to percent: em = percent/100. Unfortunately, not all
browsers interpret the math correctly. :-)
> and that different platforms have different default sizes of text.
> This means you either have to be happy with the fact that the default
> sizes of your designs will display differently on different platforms,
That's the whole point of sizing in ems.
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