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CSS DEMOSMinimum font sizing in different browsers

Date : 22nd October 2006

For all modern browsers

This is em x5

This is em x4

This is em x3

This is em x2

This is em x1

This is em x0.9

This is em x0.8

This is em x0.7

This is em x0.6

This is em x0.5

This is em x0.4

This is em x0.3

This is em x0.2

This is em x0.1


It is my intention that the above text should have 14 sizes ranging from large 5em to minute 0.1em and if you are using Internet Explorer then you should be seeing this without any problem

However, if you are using a non-IE browsers then you will probably be seeing a reduction in sizes down to about 0.9em, after which the size will remain the same.

This is a little known fact that these browsers have their own 'minimum font size' setting.

If you have Firefox, for instance, look under 'Tools > Options > Content > Fonts&Colours > Advanced > Minimum font size: ' and you will find your setting.

There is a more detailed explanation here font-size - the right way.

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