View Full Version : Ideal base font size for ePub?


eosrose
05-14-2010, 02:19 PM
I'm trying to create some ePub documents and I'm wondering what a good standard base font size is for output? I want the text to be a decent size for both readers using Stanza on their iPhones and people reading on larger devices. Suggestions?

pdurrant
05-14-2010, 02:38 PM
I'm trying to create some ePub documents and I'm wondering what a good standard base font size is for output? I want the text to be a decent size for both readers using Stanza on their iPhones and people reading on larger devices. Suggestions?

Do not set a font size. Just let the text display using the default text size. The reader will set the font size they like in conjunction with their reading software.

eosrose
05-14-2010, 03:40 PM
Do not set a font size. Just let the text display using the default text size. The reader will set the font size they like in conjunction with their reading software.

Okay. I was doing that, but someone I asked to view it complained that the text was too big, so I got nervous. It must have been the device's settings.

pdurrant
05-14-2010, 03:49 PM
Okay. I was doing that, but someone I asked to view it complained that the text was too big, so I got nervous. It must have been the device's settings.

Yep. So long as you don't hard code in a font size, the displaying device can choose the font size. What was your tester using? Has your tester read other ebooks on that device?

quillaja
05-26-2010, 06:39 AM
Don't set the general font size in your css. That's why user-adjustable text size was invented.

eosrose
05-28-2010, 01:45 AM
Don't set the general font size in your css. That's why user-adjustable text size was invented.

Thanks, but I figured this out a while ago. :)