The following table shows how the current system renders different font sizes. Grouping of pixle and points to named sizes (small, medium, etc.) is somewhat arbitary and based on their appearance at 1024X768 using Mozilla 1.7.2 on Linux.

The appearance of fonts depends on screen resolution, browser brand and version, and to a lesser extent the operating system. Readability is affected by font family. Sans serif fonts are cleaner and easier to read on a screen than serifed fonts especially at smaller sizes and lower screen resolutions.

Background color and text color have a significant impact on readability not just the need for contrast; but, on a computer screen, bright backgrounds and/or font colors can be hard to read for an extended period.

- Some fonts may not be available on your system. This list was compiled from fonts specified on web sites.
- Monospace is the default to make it easier to know a font is not present.

pixles | Points | Named |
---|---|---|

This is 8 pixles | This is 6 Points | This is xx-small |

This is 9 pixles | This is 7 Points | |

This is 10 pixles | This is 8 Points | This is x-small |

This is 11 pixles | This is 9 Points | |

This is 12 pixles | This is 10 Points | This is small |

This is 13 pixles | This is 11 Points | |

This is 14 pixles | This is 12 Points | This is medium |

This is 15 pixles | This is 13 Points | |

This is 16 pixles | This is 14 Points | |

This is 17 pixles | This is 15 Points | This is large |

This is 18 pixles | This is 16 Points | |

This is 19 pixles | This is 17 Points | |

This is 20 pixles | This is 18 Points | |

This is 21 pixles | This is 19 Points | |

This is 22 pixles | This is 20 Points | |

This is 23 pixles | This is 21 Points | |

This is 24 pixles | This is 22 Points | This is x-large |

This is 25 pixles | This is 23 Pts | |

This is 26 pixles | This is 24 Pts | |

This is 27 pixles | This is 25 Pts | |

This is 28 pixles | This is 26 Pts | |

This is 29 pixles | This is 27 Pts | |

This is 30 pixles | This is 28 Pts | This is xx-large |

This is 31 px | This is 29 Pts | |

This is 32 px | This is 30 Pts | |

This is 33 px | This is 31 Pts | |

This is 34 px | This is 32 Pts | |

This is 35 px | This is 33 Pts |