These pages make heavy use of both the "proportional" fonts and
the "fixed-width" fonts available on most browsers. The
proportional fonts are the ones normally used to display page
content. The fixed-width fonts are less frequently encountered, and
so may tend to be incorrectly adjusted.
On these pages the "fixed-width" fonts are used in making
buttons, and in the Contents table on the front page. Because
of this usage, it is helpful to have the size set correctly.
You want the size of the fixed-width font to be "in sync" with
the size of the proportional font. Here are some examples of
what your browser shows using these two types of fonts:
The horizontal size shows the meaning of fixed-width - the
fattest character (m) is given the same space as the thinnest
character (i). For proportional fonts, the fatter characters
are assigned more space than the thinner characters.
If the vertical size of the fixed-width font is different than
the proportional font, then you're possibly having trouble with
the appearance of the buttons and selection menus on these
pages. To correct this, change the font size setting for the
fixed-width font using the Options or Preferences menu on your
browser. The heights should be the same, or at least visually
Here's the "M & M" test for heights (the following M's alternate between
proportional and fixed-width, as do the m's):
M & M Test
If these M's are not all the same height, then the font sizes for
proportional and fixed-width are not the same or, possibly,
different font families are used for proportional and fixed-width.
On my Navigator I use Lucida (B&H) for the proportional font, and
Lucida Typewriter (B&H) for the fixed-width font. Since both are from the same
font family, I can then use the same font size for both proportional and fixed-width.
To make font size or font family adjustments in
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