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Safari/Google Bizarre Font Sizes.Help Please



2:24 pm on Sep 25, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Hi All

I have been contacted by a visitor to one of my sites to let me know that the fonts on a menu are too large but only on Chrome and Safari.

I'm struggling to figure out why the web-kit browsers are enlarging the fonts so much any help that I can get from you guys would be gratefully received.

Font size is fine FF3.5 and IE8

Site is <snip> and its the horizontal navigation menu that the issue occurs.

Hoping someone can help


[edited by: engine at 3:29 pm (utc) on Sep. 25, 2009]
[edit reason] See Forum Charter [/edit]


4:26 pm on Sep 29, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Can you reproduce the problem independently on your own?
You're saying it's a complaint from a particular user.

It can be as simple as that particular user having hit the Ctrl+ key combination by mistake and now the page has Zoomed to approximately 125%. The chrome on Chrome and Safari gives no clue as to the Zoom level or type of zoom (page zoom or text zoom) unless you go into the menus.

Please come back and report if this does, indeed, prove to be the problem.


8:43 am on Sep 30, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I fixed the issue thought I had posted here to let people know.

The problem was I had font size set as % of em rather than a pixel size once specified the issue was sorted.

Thanks for taking the time to repl


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