[thelist] CSS: Unix and font sizes

Angeles, Michael (Michael) angeles at lucent.com
Fri Apr 13 11:57:53 CDT 2001

Not sure if I took the right approach this, but in the past, I've found that
the best way to deal with *NIX browsers was to either use em's or points,
and that x-small, small, etc. type notation. I have to admit that I was so
frustrated with trying to figure out CSS sizes in *NIX that in some projects
that I sniffed for platform using Netscape's Ultimate Client Side Sniffer
and just used a different style sheet for *NIX users that did not use


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Evans [mailto:chris at fuseware.com]
> I decided to go with px to determine my font sizes in CSS.  
> Everything looks
> good on both Mac and Win, NS and IE.  On NS on Linux and 
> Solaris (gotta
> target that hidden, deep-pocketed Solaris crowd, ya know!), 
> the font is
> teensy-tiny.  I've seen this on other sites as well.  Is 
> there a way to get
> NS/UNIX to size fonts correctly, or do I have to provide a 
> separate style
> sheet for UNIX?
> If I do need to provide a separate style sheet, what is the 
> keyword in the
> USER string that I need to search for?

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