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Posted by: Webmaster
11/22/2003, 19:39:09


Several people have noted that they can not adjust the font size of message text as they could before. This is a function of trying write software which conforms to current standards, is configurable and is backward compatable with older browsers. It is almost impossible to achieve all three objectives completely.

In Netscape, Mozilla or Opera, the message text font size can be increased by increasing the setting for minimum font size.

In Internet Explorer, and probably AOL, you can increase the font size by selecting the option, "Ignore font sizes specified on Web pages."

Since most of us on this BB probably prefer slightly larger fonts, I can crank them up in the configuration. If I do that, folks who find the font too large will be SOL. So, take a look at the following text samples and indicate your preference. If there is a consensus, I will change the current setting.

This is in the current (default) font size. I checked the log and it shows the truncated sentences as well so it is not just a display problem. The maximum message length was set to 80 characters so I increased it to 400. This Chat Room is a low end addition to the Bulletin Board software. I have access to full-featured java chat room software but had not bothered to install it as interest prior to recently was very low. It is in the job jar now but no promises when I will get to it.

This is in font size 3. I checked the log and it shows the truncated sentences as well so it is not just a display problem. The maximum message length was set to 80 characters so I increased it to 400. This Chat Room is a low end addition to the Bulletin Board software. I have access to full-featured java chat room software but had not bothered to install it as interest prior to recently was very low. It is in the job jar now but no promises when I will get to it.

This is in font size 4. I checked the log and it shows the truncated sentences as well so it is not just a display problem. The maximum message length was set to 80 characters so I increased it to 400. This Chat Room is a low end addition to the Bulletin Board software. I have access to full-featured java chat room software but had not bothered to install it as interest prior to recently was very low. It is in the job jar now but no promises when I will get to it.

This is in font size 5. I checked the log and it shows the truncated sentences as well so it is not just a display problem. The maximum message length was set to 80 characters so I increased it to 400. This Chat Room is a low end addition to the Bulletin Board software. I have access to full-featured java chat room software but had not bothered to install it as interest prior to recently was very low. It is in the job jar now but no promises when I will get to it.



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Posted by: Mary, upstate NY
11/22/2003, 20:03:18


Thanks, Bob. I like the font size 3 or 4. I did what you suggested, "Ignore font sizes specified on web pages", and it worked! I now have a feeling of POWER! Mary



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Posted by: Dee in OR
11/22/2003, 20:27:34


3 looks good, 4 looks better! Thanks.

DeeOR




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Posted by: Lyn Down Under
11/23/2003, 01:52:40


Hi Bob

3 or 4 for me also. Font size is not really a problem for me so whatever the majority want is fine. Thanks for taking the time to find a solution.

Lyn




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Posted by: Ann Doyle
11/23/2003, 11:00:01


Two is cool. Isn't that the first one you printed? Now you have a 2,3 and 4 and the voting is closed. Lots of luck Bob. Ann Doyle



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Posted by: Joanne Matuzas
11/23/2003, 12:12:07


Thanks for asking. Probably unlike some of us, I am ok with the current font size. If it becomes too much larger, less will fit per line, per page, more scrolling, etc.



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Posted by: Cynthia
11/23/2003, 13:01:22


The default font size is fine with me. Thanks for asking.
Cynthia



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Posted by: Virginia in AL
11/23/2003, 18:51:13


I'm fine with it like it is, but going up to a 3 would be okay.



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Posted by: Kathy in Atlanta
11/24/2003, 15:24:40


3 0r 4 is also fine with me. However i already have this font enlarged so i don't know if I am seeing the same thing as everyone else.



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Posted by: Kathy in Atlanta
11/24/2003, 18:57:23


okay if this helps, I have the font size right now as it normally is on the internet which is an impossible eyestrain . So , if according to your chart these sizes are true, then font size 5 is what I can comfortably read for short periods of time.



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Posted by: Delaine Inman TN State Coordinator
11/24/2003, 22:15:32


I'm glad this is being addressed. The size that is on the BB is really straining my eyes to read. I have font set on large and it was coming up that way on other things. The 5 actually hurts my eyes, but the 3 or 4 is easy to read. Thanks for helping get the problem solved.



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Posted by: Ann Doyle
11/25/2003, 17:54:01


The big ones make me dizzy or as my little grandaughter would say\\busy. She gets BUSY on the swing if you make it go round and round. I discovered that two year old talk really cute. Otherwise you would kill them. Ann Doyle. Just realized that is probably politically incorrect and I will be followed by the police for the next year. Ann should have signed dee's name.



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Re: Message font size/delaine
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Posted by: Kathy in Atlanta
11/25/2003, 18:51:58


Yes, the large size not only makes me not comprehend as well what i am reading but sometimes makes me rear back as well. Hopefully this evening will make some sort of uniformity OR declare some of us with serious vision problems. I was only trying to take from the tiniest i see to the most comfortable on this particular monitor.



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Posted by: Webmaster
11/26/2003, 19:32:17


Obviously, one can not please everyone but it seems that "3" is a compromise acceptable to most so I have set the message text font to that. For those who still are not happy, try switching screen resolution and/or Windows font size (under Display in Control Panel)



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Posted by: Mary, upstate NY
11/26/2003, 19:56:58


Thanks, Bob....Looks fine to me. Mary



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