Just my $0.02, but it's generally a bad idea to use fixed pixel size fonts.
Some people need to be able to enlarge and decrease the font size within the
browser, and this will not allow them to do it.

Maybe if you explain what you're trying to accomplish, somone here can help
you out a little more.

---John Holmes...

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jason Wong" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Monday, April 29, 2002 12:31 PM
Subject: Re: [PHP] Pixel Length of text message

> On Tuesday 30 April 2002 00:17, District Webmaster wrote:
> > In html/css you can set a font size in pixels -- in my experience this
> > means a letter takes the same number of pixels, regardless of
> > resolution.
> That may (or may not) be true, but that's referring to the height of the
> > With php, can I use string length and font pixel size to
> > determine the length of a given string on a screen? Does anyone know an
> > algorithm for this that works for any/every font?
> Here I would assume you're referring to the width of the text. Thus what
> want to do is not possible.
> You can use a fixed-width font and hope for the best.
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