From: bill_kempf (williamkempf_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-02-13 16:06:09
--- In boost_at_y..., "David Abrahams" <david.abrahams_at_r...> wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "bill_kempf" <williamkempf_at_h...>
> To: <boost_at_y...>
> Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2002 3:33 PM
> Subject: [boost] Re: Boost Documentation templates: unresponsive
> > --- 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
> > in that
> > > font.
> > I was attempting to specify a specific look for the documents
> > supplied fonts. Otherwise you actually use the browser's choice
> > 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
> > probably want to do is provide your own CSS style specification
> > inherits the attributes from boost.css and selects a new font.
> Bill, you still misunderstand me; I just want to use the custom
> fixed-width font I've set up in my browser. Please just look at
the .css I
> posted. It's doing what I want.
OK, you want the browser to select the font (which you override
globally with browser preferences). Currently I'm on a project
that's striving hard to ensure a consistent look and feel in HTML
applications, so leaving the choice to the browser is not
acceptable. However, Boost doesn't have the same strict look and
feel needs, so I'm open to leaving the choice up to the browser.
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