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    SOLVED: Chrome / Safari Font Sizes


    Hi All

    I have been contacted by a visitor to one of my sites to let me know that the fonts on a menu are too large but only on Chrome and Safari.

    I'm struggling to figure out why the web-kit browsers are enlarging the fonts so much any help that I can get from you guys would be gratefully received.

    Font size is fine FF3.5 and IE8

    Site is http://www.pwfs.co.uk and its the horizontal navigation menu that the issue occurs.

    Hoping someone can help

    John
    Last edited by deemo; September 28th, 2009 at 03:56 AM. Reason: Marking Solved
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    I've just compared your website in Firefox, Opera, Chrome and Safari, and all browsers display the site identical including the horizontal menu. The only difference in Chrome and Safari that I can see is the font for the rest of the page. It seems that those 2 browsers use a different font for the rest of the page, and it causes the 'Market & Economy News' entry in the main menu to show on 2 lines.

    The only thing I can think of doing is being more specific with the font you want it to use. Like instead of telling it to use a family of different fonts, specify the font you want it to use but make sure it's a standard font. I don't know if this will fix it however.

    PS. IE6 uses the same font as Firefox and Opera for the entire site, but it's a little bit larger and it makes 'Market & Economy News' and also 'Personal Finance News' show up on 2 lines, but it still looks very well done.
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    Thanks LD

    I managed to sort it by specifying the font size for the menu rather than letting it be derived by a % as it had been previously, just couldn't get on here to say I had sorted it.

    As for IE6 I spell out that we do not optimise for it anymore so that doesn't bother me.

    Thanks For Your help
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    Couldn't you just use a smaller font size?
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