View Full Version : font size problem

June 10, 2001, 06:14 AM
Is it me, or did the fonts at TFL go from user definable with the Size button in Explorer, to locked down in a very small size? Sometime in the last several hours.

I hope this change is not permanent. These tired old eyes have a hard time reconciling the very small text, and it will cut down on my TFL participation.

Rich Lucibella
June 10, 2001, 06:22 AM
Real perceptive....there was a change made around 3AM. But it was to a font size of 12, which is normal and hasn't changed my IE browser at all.

Work with me here.
IE Version:
Where do you set fonts:
OS and Version:
Screen Settings:

Rich Lucibella
June 10, 2001, 06:28 AM
Try this in IE:
Tools, Internet Options, General, Accessibility:
Ignore Font Styles and/or Colors.

That changes the screens for me.

June 10, 2001, 06:30 AM
IE Toolbar (which I've customized to include Size button)
Win NT 4.0 (I'm on a network at work)
1024 x 768

You can set it for whatever you want, I would just like to be able to override that at my end. Thanks.

(Ok I used your directions and checked the box for ignore font size settings. Never knew that was there. This will make my web browsing a lot easier from now on, not just here either. I'm glad I brought it up. Thanks.)

June 11, 2001, 08:23 AM
Try this in Netscape:

Edit menu-> Pull down to "Preferences..."

Under "Appearance" are the "Font" preference settings. You now have three options:

* Use my default fonts, overriding document-specified fonts.
* Use document-specified fonts, but disable Dynamic Fonts.
* Use document-specified fonts, including Dynamic Fonts.

If you are seeing smaller fonts, your browser is probably set to: "Use all document-specified fonts, including Dynamic Fonts."

Try changing it to "Use my default fonts, overriding document-specified fonts." You will then have to set your default fonts to a larger size in the same window.

Zoom Wilson
June 12, 2001, 02:15 PM
The problem is the stylesheet that the page uses. It is set to:

FONT-SIZE: 10px;

That corresponds to 10 pixels. You can't, in any way shape or form, correspond text size to pixel size. 10 pixels high on my PalmPilot is large, and on my UNIX machine at work (2048x1600), it is unbelieveably small. I can get 160 lines of text on the screen at once at that size. Normal text is usually between 25 and 50 lines per screen. Whenever you see a web site that uses text sizes in pixels, it lets you immediately know that they don't have much experience with the web, because they "just don't get it." The don't get the purpose behind the web. It's about sharing. It's not about saying "go away, because you're not using the approved resolution for this web site."

Rich Lucibella
June 12, 2001, 02:55 PM
I agree. I got the point last time you posted it. Please see my response to your (almost duplicate) post
here (http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=69770.).