Jukka K. Korpela wrote:
> On Wed, 12 Sep 2007, vwf wrote:
>> Normally you give list
>> of font-names to choose from. Unfortunately, some fonts will show bigger
>> than others on the list. This can have a negative effect on readability.
> Indeed. This is the basic reason why many people warn against using fonts
> with a large x-height (such as Verdana) for copy text. To make the font
> size reasonable to his (or his boss's) eyes, an author who makes such a
> font the primary one will usually set font size to something fairly small.
> Then people using systems where that font is not available will see some
> different font in a size that may be much too small for them.
> There's no good solution to this at present.
Yes, there is. Assume your visitors' font preferences are what they
want, and DON'T SPECIFY A FONT SIZE!!!! Happy visitors are far more
important to a web site than the tender egos of folk involved in
designing the site.
authenticity, honesty, community
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