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From: bill_kempf (williamkempf_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-02-13 15:33:27

--- In boost_at_y..., "David Abrahams" <david.abrahams_at_r...> wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "bill_kempf" <williamkempf_at_h...>
> > I'm not so sure about using a fixed width font. That's really
> > useful for code, which the <code> and <pre> blocks should take
> > of. For actual document text fixed width fonts are actually
> > considered bad practice (usability studies have shown both eye
> > as well as slower reading times).
> >
> > Why do you want to set a fixed width font for your document?
> I don't, for the main parts of my document. I use a different
> fixed-width font than courier. I prefer my code snippets to show up
in that
> font.

I was attempting to specify a specific look for the documents when I
supplied fonts. Otherwise you actually use the browser's choice for
font. If what you want is to specify a specific font that differs
from either the base CSS or that chosen by the browser then what you
probably want to do is provide your own CSS style specification that
inherits the attributes from boost.css and selects a new font.

Bill Kempf

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