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Old 05-14-2010, 01:19 PM   #1
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Ideal base font size for ePub?

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?
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Old 05-14-2010, 01:38 PM   #2
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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.
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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.
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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?
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Don't set the general font size in your css. That's why user-adjustable text size was invented.
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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.
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