pixels vs. points in font sizes

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pixels vs. points in font sizes

Postby bob » 04/16/11, 11:39 pm

Received the following:

"Fonts for dailyrotation.com look bad in IE9, my understanding (but I'm not a web developer so I am just paraphrasing what I heard) is that using an incorrect font size that translate to fractions of pixels causes this. Could you please look into fixing this, as it makes reading many headlines on dailyrotation a real pain. For reference, the only other site I see this issue on is slashdot.org, but given their attitude towards IE/MS over there that's to be expected I guess. Thanks."

What do you all think? Would I be better off changing DR to pixels nstead of points as far as font sizes go?
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Postby JohnT » 04/17/11, 5:29 am

Don't use IE browser at all,but I would think you should be able to tell from your logs if your browser share demands it.
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Postby bob » 04/17/11, 2:53 pm

Not a matter of just numbers for me, John, but of the effect the issue has on DR experience:

The same user also writes:

Dailyrotation with compatibility mode off.

http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/7839 ... patoff.jpg

Dailyrotation with compatibility mode on, which disables sub-pixel rendering if I'm not mistaken.

http://img848.imageshack.us/img848/8875 ... mpaton.jpg
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Postby JohnT » 04/18/11, 1:08 am

In my browsers of choice it's just fine. :wink:
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Postby bob » 04/18/11, 2:58 am

Anyone else run into this issue of point fonts not looking as good as pixel-sized fonts looking odd in IE?
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