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    what size _sans to use

    I'm using _sans for paragraphs (usually 1 - 3 paragraphs) of dynamic text for the first time. I can't decide between 12 and 13. The 12 looks better but I'm worried about size. It's pretty small on my 17 inch crt at 1024. I'm assuming I should go 13.

    What size _sans do you or would you use?

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    i love verdana at font size 9. But i like smaller fonts. I say 12.

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    additional question:

    is there a simple sans pixel font that splits the difference?

    thanks in advance!

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    Originally posted by moot
    additional question:

    is there a simple sans pixel font that splits the difference?

    thanks in advance!
    I think your trying to say if there is a sans pixel font that looks different from the rest?
    well there is "standard..." which is available free from miniml.com and Try FFF traditional from fontsforflash.com or FFF business, FFF corporate.

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    okaaaayyyyyy, apparently somewhere, somehow, the dynamic text fields i'm using got screwed up. the text was showing up resized even though everything looks ok about the field. the transform was showing 100.3 on width for some reason. i corrected that and the position went from 0,0 to 0,0.1. i fix that and the transform went back on. aaaaanyways, i created new text fields from scratch and the font is bigger and more clear.

    flash is way too touchy about its text fields.

    12 looks good. i personally like 11 better but i've had too many years dealing with clients to not go with the safe choice.

    when i said 'split the difference' i was talking about size. i know that ariel and verdana appear to be different sizes when they're both at 12.

    i'll check those sites, thanks.

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