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From: David Abrahams (david.abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-02-13 15:58:45

----- Original Message -----
From: "bill_kempf" <williamkempf_at_[hidden]>
To: <boost_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2002 3:33 PM
Subject: [boost] Re: Boost Documentation templates: unresponsive text size

> --- 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
> only
> > > useful for code, which the <code> and <pre> blocks should take
> care
> > > of. For actual document text fixed width fonts are actually
> > > considered bad practice (usability studies have shown both eye
> strain
> > > 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
> default
> > 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, you still misunderstand me; I just want to use the custom default
fixed-width font I've set up in my browser. Please just look at the .css I
posted. It's doing what I want.

code-is-unambiguous-ly y'rs,

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